Improvised Star Trek (extras)
Improvised Star Trek explores the final frontier of comedy by turning Star Trek into an improv office comedy. Taking suggestions submitted on Twitter and Facebook, the cast (featuring some of Chicago’s top improvisors) creates a fully improvised episode detailing the adventures of the USS Sisyphus, a less enterprising starship. New episodes are posted every other week. To learn more about the show check out our website, facebook page, or twitter!
Improvised Star Trek is fan production. Star Trek is property of CBS/Paramount.

Please enjoy this week's bonus scene.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring:

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Matt Young as Captain Baxter

"Taxi, Follow that Shuttle!" was improvised as a warm-up scene on July 22, 2018 from a suggestion by TalonLardner via Twitter.

If your IST episodes 191 or 194 sound funny (in a weird way. not in the usual way) simpy re-download the episodes on your podcast app. We had some technical issues that have since been addressed!

Check out editor Hannah Parsons with Star Trek producer Jeri Taylor in "Winter," for more details visit SeaRanchThespians.com.

Thanks to recent iTunes reviewers Bbbbbbrrrriiiii, Lt. Leordi GaForge, TonyEW63, and treeberg. 

Direct download: ISTB123_TaxiFollowShuttle.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:03pm CST

In this flashback to the early days of their relationship, Rip and Zarlene boldy balance career, romance, and veneral civilizations.

Improvised August 6, 2017 from a suggestion by Duke DeRiven via Facebook.

Featuring
Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

edited by Chris Rathjen

News:

Come see us onstage June 2 at the opening of Juggernaut Film Festival with their guest of honor Gates McFadden, aka Dr. Beverly Crusher!

Thanks to everyone who came out and saw us at C2E2!

Direct download: ISTBonus_20180521_Juggernaut.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:26am CST

Captain Baxter and Rip get in over their heads when the captain decides to drive away in a Toyota Pathfinder.

Improvised February 4, 2018 from a suggestion via @ChampionHack on Twitter

Edited by Eli Mandel

Starring:
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Matt Young as Julius V. Baxter

News for March 25, 2018
- Thanks to all who came out to our 3/19 live show! Photos can be found on our Flickr
- We are performing April 7 @ 6pm at C2E2!
- We were featured on WGN Radio's "Outside the Loop" episode 597 (7min30sec timestamp) 
- Thanks to all who listened to Crownin' Around, Eli's amazing podcast!
- We reached 2,378 followers on Twitter! Thank you so much for your support.

Direct download: BONUS_Burgermeisters_of_Toyotathon.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:23pm CST

Lorem and Bobbi crap open a cold one*.

*recursive paradox

Improvised February 11, 2018 from a suggestion via @nerdlunch

Includes News for March 3, 2018

- Improvised Star Trek is playing live this year at C2E2! April 7 at 6:30
- Eli Mandel has a new podcast of his own, "Crowning Around"
- We've been receiving a lot of great Fan Art lately and we love it!
- We've also got a show incognito on March 19!* DM us on Twitter or Facebook for details

 

*An earlier version of the bonus said March 18. It is in fact March 19!

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_ShipInABeerCan.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:49am CST

Happy New Year! The cast and crew pick their favorite episodes of 2017.

 

Background music from Smooth Federation by Alexander Alan

Direct download: ISTBonus_Goodbye2017.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

Rip has the Captain right where he wants him, and is prepared to go all the way for the Sisyphus' command codes.

This episode was improvised as a warm-up scene on September 3, 2017 from a suggestion by Matthew Thomas Antosh via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

News and Announcements:

The next full episode of IST will be released 10/15/2017. Then, the following episode on 10/29.

Check out Eli Mandel on the MBSing Podcast, talking about his passion for Jackie Chan.

Direct download: B116_No_Mr_Baxter.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:20am CST

Lorem embraces other peoples' heritage.

Improvised as a warm-up on April 2, 2014 from a title by Ryan Soto on Facebook

Starring
Sean Kelley as Crick Watson
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem

Featuring
Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi
Eleanor Hollingsworth as an Ensign
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply
Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes

Plus The News:

Check out our new website!

Thanks for all the iTunes Reviews! Keep 'em coming!

Music: Jupiter by Gustav Holst, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Well done Juno Mission!

Direct download: IST_Bonus20170711_ItsEarthDayCharlieLorem.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:48pm CST

Enjoy this lost episode from 2013, 2373, when the crew get embroiled in a seedy starbase ensign fighting ring.

Improvised from a suggestion by Justin Kavanaugh

Scored by Dan Granta

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Ensign Lackey, Cpt. Alistaire Cookie
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Bouncer, MC
Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, Cocktail Waitress
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Cdr. Manny Chartruse
Julia Weiss as Cdr. Moe Philmore

Direct download: ISTBonus_The3PipClub.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

Rip brings it in.

Improvised on January 8, 2017 from a suggestion by Rob Coffin

Featuring

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter

 

News

Direct download: ISTBonus_20170117_ActingCaptainRipStipley.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:00am CST

News for Nov. 7th!

Many thanks to NerdCon for inviting us to participate and perform in their wonderful convention this year.

Eli Mandel is performing his solo comedy show "Crownin' Around" on Wednesdays in November at the iO theater. It is sure to be hilarious, and more details can be found in the link below:

http://ioimprov.com/chicago/show/crownin-around-solo-comedy-performance-show-king/2016-11-02/

 

Check out Eric Scull chatting with Pats in PatTrek, discussing the Season 2 TNG episode The Royale.

http://pattrek.space

 

And many thanks to all of our recent iTunes reviewers! Your reviews warm our hearts and our worms.

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_EverybodyGetsASpiritAnimal.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

Counselor Rayvek tries to figure out what's on the ship's mind, seeing as how she's on its deck.

Featuring

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder
& Iona Kelley as Sisyfritz Jr.


Improvised July 24,2016 from a suggestion by Makenzie Alexander Boyle


News

Direct download: ISTBonus_20161002TheMindoftheSisyphus.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:00am CST

Fritz shows Rip who's boss.  Also who's Rump.

Improvised June 26 from a suggestion by Joe Redhead via Facebook.


Featuring
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder
Eli Mandel as Rip/Rump Stiply/Stumply
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

News:

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160920RumpStumply.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 1:53pm CST

Captain Baxter tasks Commander Hayes with exterminating a flying squirrel.

Featuring
Griffen Eckstein as Chief Engineer Fritz Fassbinder
Chris Rathjen as Commander Corbomite Hayes
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Improvised as a warm-up July 24th from a suggestion by Byron Walthall.

 

News:

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160914_FritzGetsAManBun.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:06am CST

This week's news: 

Many thanks to the Chicago Nerd Comedy festival and all of the folks who came to see our show there this year!

 

We are now a finalist in the Parsec Awards! 

http://www.parsecawards.com

 

Check out Eric Scull talking about one of his favorite movies, Frequency, on the Cinescope podcast. 

https://www.thecinescopepodcast.com/2016/08/18/episode-3-frequency/

 

Join us at NerdCon Stories in Minneapolis this October, where we'll be doing a show, panels, a workshop, and more!

http://nerdconstories.com

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_AlienVPredatorEsq.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Bonus: The Making of Something About A Gorn
 This week's bonus is a chat with Eric Scull, Chris Rathjen and Nick Wagner about the making of IST's first episode.  
 Full chat is on YouTube  
 Check out the Televerse podcast to hear Sean Kelley's Star Trek Fantasy Draft!  
 Thanks to the following folks for great iTunes reviews:  
 OkieLane, Robertt364, RichardBowenCPA, Manabizzle,Spiritpotato



Our friends at Our Fair City are hosting their Season Seven Seven Launch Party Saturday, May 21st at the Preston Bradley Center (941 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL)

With live performances, music and dancing, complimentary food and beverages, and more Tickets and more information at www.ourfaircity.com
Direct download: IST_Gorn_5th_Anniversary.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:07pm CST

Captain Baxter and Fritz meet in the ready room to discuss their big news, so as not to crash Corbomite's special journey.

Improvised as a warm-up scene on February 14, 2016, from a suggestion by Mike Medina via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbender
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

NEWS:
- Improvised Star Trek is now 5 years old! April 9th marked the 5th anniversary of "Ep 1: About a Gorn" being published on the podcast feed.
- Check out the remastered version of About a Gorn!
- IST will be live, one week from today! That's Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at Stage 773 in Chicago. The show is at 8pm and is FREE to attend! 
- Next week's live show will ALSO be streamed LIVE as it happens over the internet, using Gigity! Tickets for online streaming are $5, via this link.
- Thanks to iTunes users Gargolito, NuminousLeverage, Galbatron12, and ProudR/HrShipper for their generous iTunes reviews!

Direct download: ISTBonus_042016_Sigh_Its_a_Corbomite_Episode_Folks.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:13pm CST

The Captain Baxter is looking for a doctor, Lt. King is looking to lose one.

 

Weeping with the Enemy was recorded as a warmup February 7th, 2016, from a suggestion by Joel Svensson.

 

Featuring

 

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

 

This Weeks News:

 

  • Welcome to new cast member Eleanor Hollingsworth
  • We’ll be at Nerdiest in Chicago 4/27/2016
  • You can see us (including Eleanor) at last years Nerdfest:  http://www.gigity.tv/event/107311/  Cost is $5, go to timecode 22:15
  • Twitter contest winners: Brian Sebby in Chicago won tickets to Star Trek: the Ultimate Voyage with this entry:

"Gravity of Love" (M/S/BH) Fritz finally fulfils his dream of a 3-way between him, the Sisyphus, and a black hole. "

  • K.Scott Huntly won a schematic of the USS Sisyphus with his entry:

“Holodeck Gordon Ramsey starts a new season of Hells Kitchen; all the contestants just use replicators to get it perfect every time"

 

Thanks for listening.

Background music for News was the theme for Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home; Smooth Federation by Andrew Allen

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160327_WeepingwiththeEnemy.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:22pm CST

Who are you gonna believe? Me, or your lying lips?


I can’t believe I Kissed You was Improvised December 13, 2015 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje.

Featuring
Sean Kelley as Lt Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem

News:

- We’ve got Free Tickets to Star Trek the Ultimate Voyage Saturday March 19th.  To enter to win tweet us your IST Fan Fiction with hashtag #ISTFF. Chicago entries will be entered to win two Free tickets to The Ultimate Voyage, entries from listeners who won’t be in Chicago on March 19 can win a Mast System Display Schematic of the USS Sisyphus, designed by LCARS Artist Alexander Richardson.

- We’ve been getting a lot of new listeners making title suggestions, so let us remind you the best time to send suggestions our way is a Friday or Saturday before recordings.  You can submit via twitter or Facebook.

- IST Editor/Producer Eric Scull has a new Star WARS podcast: "Resistance Radio," via Hypable.com, a Star Wars all-news all-fan podcast featuring veteran podcasters talking the latest in the SW universe. Twitter: @RRadioPodcast

Direct download: IST_Bonus20160221.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:30pm CST

News for Jan 25th, 2016:

You can catch improvised Star Trek cast members on other podcasts this week! Listen to Sean Kelly talk about Violence and video games on the Nerdologues Talking Games podcast.

https://www.nerdologues.com/podcasts/talking-games/episodes/violence-sean-kelley

 

You can also catch Sean discussing the TNG episode The Naked Now on a new podcast project called Pat Trek!

http://peachesandhotsauce.com/podcasts/making-new-friends/bonus-pat-trek-the-naked-now

And finally, Matt Young appears with the rest of his Magic Tavern cohorts on the One Shot podcast.

http://www.oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/one-shot/132-hello-from-the-magic-one-shot-part-1/

Direct download: ISTBonusSingleMenDoubleLadies.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Did somebody say wish?

Improvised November 8th, 2015 from a suggestion by Paul Nichols via Facebook.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Chris Johnson as Christmas Yeti
Sean Kelley as Santa Claus, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Sally, Lt. Greg

Direct download: ISTBonus__20151221_BaxtersXmasWish.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Zarlene teaches Baxter and Corbo about the Nerds and the Knees.

 

Featuring

Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

 

News:

-One final week of our Live run at iO Chicago.

--With openers Our Fair City;

--And special guest SAND, New City's Best Chicago Improv team of 2015.

--Speaking of guests, check out this live performance of klingon Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

-Thanks to ThePeak & Is4you for iTunes reviews.

-Matt Young appeared on the Rabbit Hole Podcast.

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_20151214.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:41pm CST

Inadvertent cruelty is rampant in this bonus scene.

News of the week: there are three more live shows left for 2015! Join us December 4th, 11th, and 18th at 10:30pm.

Improvised Star Trek won the 2015 Audioverse award for best Fan/Adaptation Comedy! Many thanks to all who voted for us. 

Thanks also to Dat_Woona for a new iTunes review! 

And check out the latest episodes of Your Stories and Taylor Talk for more podcast goodness from IST cast and crew. 

https://www.nerdologues.com/podcasts/your-stories/episodes/night-stars-part-2

http://taylortalk.org/how-you-get-the-guys-episode-197-of-taylor-talk-the-taylor-swift-podcast/#more-9532

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Spot_Vs_the_Cucumber.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:11am CST

Just the worst.

 

Improvised November 8, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson

 

Featuring

Sean Kelly as Crick Watson 

Eli Mandel as Alien Mayor, Alien

Mary Cait Walthall as Alien Ambassador, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Nick Wagner as Alien Child

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter

 

Edited by Christopher Rathjen

 

News:

Thanks Andorian Jedi for an iTunes review

Check out Irene Marquette's interview on the Feast of Fun Podcast

Check out Matt Young in the stop-motion short Speed Dating

Check out Nick Wagner and Hannah Parsons in Your Stories

Come to our live show!

 

Background music was Theme to Deep Space Nine from Smooth Federation by Andrew Allen

Direct download: IST_20151116Bonus.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:55pm CST

Crick reveals what he's been storing in carbonite... and it isn't Corbomite.

Improvised October 26, 2014 from a suggestion by Andrew Vanderwoude

Featuring
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Evil Baxter, Evil Baxter's Evil Twin

with Special Guest Shad Kunkle as the Crypt Keeper (Lt. Cdr. Gary Williamson)

Edited by Eric Scull


News for October 31, 2015:

Happy Halloween!

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Evil_Baxters_Evil_Twin.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:13am CST

Zarlene hears wedding klaxons.

Featuring

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter
Eli Mandel as Borg Drone

 
Improvised September 27th from a suggestion by @jhawver via twitter
 
Thanks to ValorCon for hosting our panel and One Shot for beating us as Artemis
Direct download: ISTBonus_20151018WeHaveEngagedtheBorg.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:49pm CST

Lady answers an ad.

 

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as En. Murray?

Irene Marquette as Lady Cola

 

News for October 6, 2015:

Direct download: ISTBonus_20151006.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:34am CST

Hopes are high, likely too high, when the crew goes on vacation.

Improvised July 12, 2015 from a Suggested by Tyson Thorp.

This episode sponsored by Emporium Arcade Bar, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Edited by Christopher Rathjen

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Chief Engineer Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Lackey, Carm Difference

Eli Mandel as Acting Doctor Rip Stipley

Bex Marsh as Hotel Clerk, Mrs. Stipley

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Mr. King

Direct download: IST120_UnrealisticButStillGreatExpectations.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:56pm CST

The crew faces an emergency. A bathroom emergency.

 

Improvised July 19th, 2015 from a suggestion by Tyson Thorp

News of the week!

You can catch Matt Young talkin' nerd on the most recent episodes of the Nerd Outcast and Nerdologues: Your Stories podcasts. You can also catch both Matt and Sean on An Hour With your Ex!

 

We're performing at PAX Seattle this weekend, as part of the Cards Against Humanity comedy shows! If you're at PAX, please come check us out at the ACT Theatre.

 

Thanks to our recent iTunes reviews, and to our fans who came out to the Chicago Nerd Comedy fest last week!

Direct download: ISTBonus-08262015.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:07am CST

Fritz and Corbomite chew the fat.

 

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder

Eli Mandel as Acting Dr. Rip Stipley

Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes

Improvised July 19, 2015 from a suggestion by @vacuumflux via twitter.

News for 2015-08-09

Thanks to Squornshellous Zeta for a new iTunes review.

Improvised Star Trek will be performing at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest.

Congratulations to MuggleCast for 10 years of podcasting!

 

Background music for news: Deep Space Nine theme from Smooth Federation by ndrew Allen

Direct download: ISTBonus_PrimeRibDirective20150809.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Rip has something to show Corbomite. Moo-hem ensues.

 

Featuring: 
Eil Mandel as Acting Doctor Rip Stipley
Chrisopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes
Julia Weiss as Ensign Spot

Improvised May 31, 2015 from a suggestion by Jason Hawver via twitter.

News of the week:

Tickets for the Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest are now on sale! Improvised Star Trek will perform on Saturday August 15th. For more information, go to www.stage773.com.

Help us build character and cast lists for past episodes! Just listen to an old episode and tell us who plays whom! Go to http://www.theimprovisedstartrek.com/2015/06/improvised-star-trek-needs-your-help-to.html for more details.

You can also help us buy new microphones with a donation! For more information, go to: http://www.theimprovisedstartrek.com/p/buy-us-new-mics.html

Direct download: Bonus_20150728.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:44pm CST

This bonus scene features:
Tony Harris as Ensign Price
Sean Kelly as Crick Watson
Katy Schutte as an Ensign
 
News of the week:
Thanks to all our world-wide iTunes reviewers, whom we recently discovered!
 

Help us upgrade our mics!
 
We're looking for donations to help us get brand new, much improved microphones for the show. This will improve sound quality, but also help us avoid some of the technical difficulties we've had over the last couple years that have sometimes led to lost episodes.
 
 
If you donate $25, we'll send you five (5) unreleased episodes! These are episodes we improvised but never produced as full episodes, so they are without sound effects but still very funny!
 
 
Hello from the Magic Tavern!
IST's Irene Marquette is on this week's episode of Hello from the Magic Tavern, a hilarious improvised fantasy podcast also featuring our own Matt Young. For a good time, download this podcast.
 
 
 
Direct download: Bonus_7-14-2015.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:51am CST

A young go-getter catches the eye of an inspector from starfleet.
 
Featuring:
Sean Kelley as LtCdr. Crick Watson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as En. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Martin Wilson as Cdr. Sherbert
Matt Young as Captain Julis Valentine Baxter
 
If you want to hear more of our guest Martin Wilson you can hear the full episode that we producde from that day of recordng, Ep 56: A Shuttlecraft Named Desire.

Thanks to Solaana for a new iTunes review!

Thanks to Peter Livingston and Allen Barnes for their donations! If you want to support IST, you can go to our website and do the same.
 
Full IST episodes are sponsored by the Chicago Podcast Coop, who bring local businesses and local podcasters together.
 
This Week's Nerdologues YOUR STORIES podcast features Sean Kelley!
 
Katy Schutte and Tony Harris of the Destination Podcast visited us! They'll be on soon! Destination is a cool improvised podcast we'll be on soon!
 
GOT fans should [once again] check out Game of Owns, featuring our own editor/producer Eric Scull! The post-Season 5 Finale episode is here.
 
Direct download: ISTBonus_PrimeDetective20150612.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 1:31pm CST

The Sisyphus gets a new acting doctor, and a new acting cheif.

 

Featuring

Eli Mandel as Acting Dr. Rip Stipley

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Fishbutte

 

Plus news for 5/27/15

Eli Mandel joins the regular cast!
We're appearing at THE CHICAGO NERD COMEDY FESTIVAL 
Check out the Nerdette and Pleasure Town podcasts!

Direct download: ISTBonus_TalentedMrStipley20150527.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:00pm CST

Is Rita hot for a cold-blooded crew member?

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

 

News:

Check out Chris and Sean on the most recent episode of the Nerd Lunch podcast!

And also catch Sean telling a story at Your Stories, a live storytelling event at the Cards Against Humanity office, 1917 N Elston, at 7pm on May 17th!

Direct download: Bonus-EnsignAlligatorNavigator.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:29pm CST

I can't really explain this better than the name does...

Improvised March 29, 2015 as a warmup from a suggestion by Tyson Thorp

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Sarge

Sean Kelley as Lt Cdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Jem H'adar

Chris Rathjen as Jem H'adar

Matt Young as Commando Greg

 

NEWS:

Thanks to aquarius2426 for a new itunes review!

Two more chances to see us live in April!

Direct download: ISTBonus_EncounteratFartpoint20150420.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:59pm CST

Baxter and Rita sweat it out.

Improvised from a suggestion by Joe Griffen. Edited by Eric Scull.

Starring

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

See us Live!

April 17 Columbia College Geek Expo

April 24 Chciago Improv Festival

Sean Kelley Guests on Hello from the Magic Tavern

Thanks for the iTunes review Ccaldwell25!

Direct download: ISTBonus_ThatWhichPerspires20150406.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:31pm CST

News For 2015-03-22:

IST will perform Live at the Chicago Improv Festival

Fantastical comedy fans should check out "Hello From the Magic Tavern"

Nominate us as your favorite podcast with National Public Radio

Review us on itunes

GOT fans should check out "Game of Owns"

This weeks bonus is our full panel from ChiFi Con.  Recorded March 20, 2015 at the Palmer House Hotel, featuring:

Irene Marquette

Christopher Rathjen

Nick Wagner

Moderator: Eric Scull

Panel Description:

Patrick Stewart of Star Trek The Next Generation has recently embraced improv. Why? What is it about improv that inspires actors, geeks, and geeky actors the world over? The cast of Chicago's own Improvised Star Trek stage show and podcast explores improv, Star Trek, and why the secret to all of it might just be surrounding yourself with people who truly love what they're doing.

Direct download: ISTBonus_ChiFiPanel20150322.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:08pm CST

Thanks to William Blair for a new iTunes review!

Captain Matt Young has produced a new comedy show in Chicago, called The Real World: Space Edition! It's running through March 28th, and is gauranteed hilarity! Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/652876321501867/

See you at ChiFi Con!

Direct download: Bonus_03102015.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

News for Feb 22, 2015

Many thanks to Sand for guest-starring and Our Fair City for opening the show last night!

Our current run of live shows is coming to an end next week, Sunday March 1st. Performing with us will be the renowned Improvised Shakespeare Company! This show will be a hot ticket, so get yours today!

Direct download: Bonus_02232015.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:09am CST

Live show: A Big Thanks to Time Crash (https://www.timecrashband.com), our opening act this week!

Upcoming Live Show Guests:2/15 Otherworld Theater, 2/22 Our Fair City

 

Check out The View From the Booth (http://www.theimprovisedstartrek.com/2015/02/the-view-from-booth.html)


We'll have a panel at ChiFi Con(http://chi-fi.org/), details TBD


Matt will be on this weeks Nerd Outcast Podcast talking Robotech(http://nerdoutcast.podbean.com/e/nerd-outcast-podcast-presents-robotech/)

Direct download: Bonus_02102015_Baxters_Butt_Bumps.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:03pm CST

Lady and Mikhail have a heart to heart.  Plus news for 2015-01-25.

 

Featuring

 

Irene Marquette as Lt. Cdr. Lady Cola

Griffen Eckstein as Mikhail the Mailman

 

Improvised as part of Ep 103: The Undiscovered Pantry

Edited by Eric Scull

News:

See us at iO Chicago!

Listen to us on the One-Shot Podcast!

Listen to us on the Nerd Outcast Podcast!

 

Background music "Insurrection" from Smooth Federation, by Andrew Allen.

Direct download: ISTBonus_UndiscoveredMailman-20150125.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:14pm CST

Improvised Star Trek returns to the iO stage in January 2015, with an 8-week run of shows on Sundays at 8:30pm. Visit www.ioimprov.com to reserve your tickets today!

Direct download: IST_bonus_trading_species.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:49pm CST

Dr. Zonalzon's plan to navigate the holidays is a bit shakey.

Plus news for Novermber 29th, 2014

 

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Blaknar the Magnificent

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Julia Weiss as Zuzan Zonalzon

 

Scene edited by Eric Scull

 

NEWS:

Live Show: Sundays 8:30 January 11th - March 1st, iO Theater!

This Zanksgiving we're zankful for all of you. 

Direct download: ISTBonus_20141129_Zearthquake.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:31pm CST

Fish murder spells something...well, its most just spells a pleasant conversation.

 

Plus news for 2014-11-11

Direct download: ISTBonus_Sisyfish20141111.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:43pm CST

Captain Baxter tries to be the Space Master.

 

Plus news for 10/28/2014

 

Featuring 

Griffen Eckstein as LtCdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Ensign Leopold Lackey

Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg

Direct download: ISTBonus20141028_DilithiumDragons.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

News about the monthly live show and the Improv Goblet Comedy Festival in Las Vegas on October 3rd and 4th. Plus a bonus scene with poop jokes!

Direct download: Bonus_09292014.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:30pm CST

Kahless is having trouble at his part time gig.

Plus news for 2014-08-25

Nick Wagner as Kahless

Special Guest Leslie Nesbit as Customer

Matt Young as Manager

Direct download: ISTBonus20140825_KahlessShoeSource.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 3:43pm CST

IST OG Joe Phillips guest stars in this week's bonus scene: Boartender. Listen in the coming woeeks for the full episode(s?) we recorded when Joe last visited Chicago.

Due to the general meddling of Life, this week's episode will be delayed until Sunday the 27th. Then the next episode will be release two weeks after that, et. cetera.

July's live show is this Friday (the 25th) at the Public House theatre in Chicago. If you order your tickets in advance, you'll receive a link to download a special previously-unreleased episode of the podcast! We hope to see you there!

 

http://pubhousetheatre.com/show/the-improvised-star-trek/

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Boartender_v3.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

This month's live show will be Friday July 25th at 10pm at the Public House Theater. Come one, come all!!!

Many thanks to the women of Improvised Jane Austen for letting us land a shuttlecraft in Regency-era England this week! Improvised Jane Austen's Alex Richmond is featured in today's bonus scene, entitled Baxter's Millions.

Direct download: IST_July_14_Bonus_.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:41pm CST

In this warm-up scene, Fritz and Corbo discuss whose cup is this, and whose it isn't.

Plus news for 07-07-2014

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_Nacho070714.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:11pm CST

The Captain talks to Hot Bones about her dangerous new hobby.

Plus news for 06-18-2014

Direct download: ISTBonus_QuantumRollerDerby.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

A special scene starring Matt Young and Jordan Klepper of The Daily Show!

Plus news for 06-01-2014.

Scene Part 1: 0:00

News: 2:45

Scene Part 2: 5:30

Big thanks to Jordan Klepper and Arnie Niekamp of the Premisey podcast for sharing this scene with us.

News:

Julia Weiss is temporarily away from the show until August, as she went and got hired to work on a cruise ship for Second City.

Improvised Star Trek will have their next live show June 27th at iO Chicago, and will be the guests of Improvised Jane Austen(http://improvisedjaneausten.com/) July 12.

And we'll be at the Official Chicago Star Trek Convention June 6-8! (http://www.creationent.com/cal/stchi.htm)

Direct download: ISTBonus_SpacePremise.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:11pm CST

News for the week: Our next live show is Friday the 23rd at iO theatre--come down and see what drink specials are on offer! 

We will also be at the Chicago Star Trek convention from June 6th through June 8th. Please stop by and see us if you're there!

Many thanks to Ryan Schile and Mark Soloff of the Our Fair City post-apocalypic sci-fi podcast, who were our guests during our recording session last week. This week's bonus features Mark, and the episode we recorded with Mark and Ryan will be available in the coming weeks!

Check out Our Fair City at http://www.ourfaircity.com and Mark's Blastropodcast at http://blastropodcast.com!

Direct download: IST_May_18th_bonus-Thithyphuth.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:25am CST

News: This week's episode is running late but will be up soon. Also: we'd love to see you at our live show in Chicago on April 25th!

 

 

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Lost_and_Found.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:22pm CST

Captain Baxter and Commander Hayes have a very logical conversation, plus News for 2014-04-13.

Spock's Appendix was improvised as a warm-up scene on February 2, 2014 from a suggestion by Ryan Keller.

Direct download: ISTBonus_SpocksAppendix.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:24pm CST

News for the week of March 16th!  To view the video bonus scene recorded by the ?Chicago Sun-Times, check out this link: The Chicago Sun-Times 

Direct download: ISTNews_20140316_Coffee.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:50pm CST

Lt. King and Ensign Lorem are in a real pickle, emotionally speaking.

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Trill_Pickles.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

Thanks to our recent iTunes reviews gregor's mentor and walbergr, as well as our sponsors John Godwin, John D'Angelo, and Katie Richeson. 

 

We have a Live Show: February 28 iO
Special Guest: Clayton Faits Creator/Writer/Actor Our Fair City
"a [scripted ]post-apocolyptic sci-fi epic" out of Chicago
 
We're attending Chi-Fi Con!
After rescheduling to 2015, Chi-Fi Con is having a one day event 
Saturday March 29, 2014.  $15 
save $5 if you enter " "improvstartrek" coupon code
We'll have a table there. Come by and meet us.
 
Poster Contest!!!
If you'd like to help out the show, you can send us poster designs to post around Chicago and online.  Any design that you think would help to promote the show is fair game! 8.5X11 - leave 2.5x4 area blank for date and ticket info. Due April 1 
email them to us: info@improvisedstartrek.com. Winners will be announced on our website.
Direct download: IST_Bonus_Space_Plow.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:06pm CST

News for the week: Mary Cait Walthall will be taking a temporary break from the show to study theater in London, so keep all your great Zarlene zuggestions in your pocket for a while! Julia Weiss and Griffen Eckstein joined the Trek About podcast, and Nick Wagner and Sean Kelley chatted with the OCDWeeb podcast.

In the bonus scene, Corbomite and Lt. King have "the talk" about where their away team is heading.

Direct download: ISTBonus_Milwaukee012714.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:02pm CST

Captain Baxter consults Dr. Zonalzon about some aches and pains.

Improvised Septermber 22, 2013 from a suggestion by Ryan Kelly via Facebook.

There were some techincal difficulties with Dr. Zonalson's audio in the first 20 seconds, so for your information: She thinks Cpt. Baxter has early-onset athritis, and does not believe he's 29.

Speaking of technical difficulties, an earlier version of this file ran long.  Sorry! Blame the most recent Final Cut update, we're gonna.

Direct download: ISTMini_KneesoftheMany.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:42am CST

Here's to a happy 2014 to you all!  In this bonus we look back on 2013 and remember some out favorite moments. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: EndofYear2013.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:29pm CST

Lady & Zarlene see a project get out of control, plus news for 12/16/2013.

Direct download: ISTBonusAndriodAntics12162013.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:35pm CST

A look inside Zarlene's medical library, and news for 12/03/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_Fungus120313.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Zarlene gets a surprise visit from her little zister.

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Zuddenly_Zuzan.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:42pm CST

Captain Baxter does not get invited to dinner.

News for 11/11/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_111113DockingDifficulties.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:46pm CST

Crick and Lorem place all the ship's hopes on one small head.

A warmup scene from 09/22/13, plus news for 10/21/13.

Direct download: ISTBonus_SisyphusScion102113.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

Chief Engineer Fritz Fassbinder has news for Captain Baxter that can only be described as...disconcerting. A warmup from 09/08/2013, plus news for 09/17/13. 

Direct download: ISTBonus_TribblingNews090813.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:26pm CST

Fritz teaches Crick about science. It's the new thing. A brief warm-up scene from 07/07/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_holosciencefair.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:13pm CST

Corbomite learns an important life lesson about ancient Earth mating rituals. Also news for 08/18/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_UndiscoveredTwerking.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

News for 08/09/2013, plus the crew discusses their recent encounter with the powerful entity known as Farnum, and the fate of young Pete. FYI: Farnum totally failed an empathy test when he took a dislike to Greg.

Direct download: ISTBonus_BladeJogger.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

The crew reminiscises on a recent adventure in Starboards, plus news for 07/08/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_YesterdaysNebulaEpilogue.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:15am CST

Ensign Lorem and Captain Baxter enjoy freedom of verse and of thigh, to the chagrin of Dr. Zonalzon.

Improvised on June 16, 2013. Title suggested by Justin Kavanagh via Facebook.

Direct download: Iambic_scantameter_mixdown.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:57pm CST

In our live show at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest on Saturday June 1st, the rogueish Captain Thunderhawk took command of the Sisyphus while Captain Baxter was being pieced back together in the transporter buffer. His harsh, absent-father charms worked their magic on Lorem and Lady, while the rest of the crew fought his tough love.

Direct download: IST_Dreams_Undreamt_recap.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:54am CST

For new listeners, a chance to meet the crew of the Sisyphus along side Ambassador Gleebob of Bobglee.  Plus news for 05/28/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_MeetTheCrew.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:55am CST

On April 26th, Improvised Star Trek performed the episode "Ferengis on Fire" live on the iO stage, with special guest star Philip Markle as Ensign Jensen! Here's what happened...

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Ensign_Jensens_Report.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:25am CST

Inspired by Ep 59: Today is a Good Day to Cry, improvised in January 13, 2013 HIchop! is performed by Jen Usellis Mackay; & translated by Robyn Stewart, Chris Lipscombe, Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Jeremy Cowan, and Ali Kidder-Mostrom.

Direct download: ISTBonus_HIchop.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:05am CST

An mp3 of HIchop, from the Episode Today is a Good Day to Cry is your bonus this week.  But we thought you might like it as a seperate file.

So this is the news for 04/22/2013!

Direct download: ISTbonus_HIchopintro042313.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:57am CST

Thanks to all who attended the First Cotnact Coundown.  Heres a song from the evening!

Direct download: ISTBonus_20130408.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:55am CST

News for 04/01/2013; Special event announcements, and an epilogue to the 03/23/2013 Live Show at the iO Theater, in which a deadly virus forced the crew to give the performance of their lives.

Direct download: IST_BonusShakespeare032313.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

In our first live podcast episode, the crew wakes up on the bridge to discover certain body parts have taken on minds of their own... or have they had them all along?

Direct download: ist-sparkling-bedsheets.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:13am CST

In this epilogue to the live show Attack of Lense Flare(performed February 22nd at the iO theater of Chicago), the crew discusses recent events over a game of Parisees Squares.  Plus news for 03/03/2013.

Direct download: ISTBonus_AttackofTheLensflare.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:36am CST

In this brief scene, Cdr. Hayes, Lt. Cola, and Dr. Zonalzon discuss the dos and don't of Truth or Dare.

Plus news for 02/12/13.

Scene suggestion from Paul Nichols, via facebook. 

Direct download: ISTBonus_Tolivedie.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:42pm CST

On Friday, January 25th, Improvised Star Trek performed a live episode entitled "Manti Te'o" at the iO theater in Chicago. This week's bonus scene is an epilogue to that live show. Our next live show will be Feb. 22nd, and we'd love for you to join us at the iO theater for that live episode!

Direct download: IST_Manti_Teo_epilogue.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:42pm CST

Improvised Star Trek is pleased to announce the newest addition to the cast: Julia Weiss! Julia joined us for our most recent live show and will be joining the podcast in the coming weeks. The bonus scene this week is an epilogue to that live show, entitled "Fish Fillet."

Direct download: IST_Bonus_1-13-13.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:23pm CST

Happy New Year! This ANIMATED bonus scene, Captain Baxter and Crick Watson lay low.

You may have heard this one before, but you haven't seen it.

Direct download: ISTBonus_TriTricorderAnimated.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Improvised Star Trek will be returning to the iO stage January 25th at midnight! Save the date, and if you have access to some sort of time travelling device, use it to go there now and then come back and tell us how the show will be.

We're celebrating our upcoming live shows with a commentary track for the TNG episode "Hide and Q." Please enjoy!

Direct download: IST_commentary_hide_and_q.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:11pm CST

A special piece produced by the cast of the Klingon Christmas Carol. Improvised Star Trek loves the Klingon Christmas Carol, and so should you. The show runs through Dec. 30th at the Raven Theatre in Chicago IL.

Direct download: klingon_promo.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:43pm CST

Direct download: ISTBonus_ItsAWonderfulTrek.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

Direct download: IST_YearEnd2012.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:57pm CST

Sorry, no episode this week, but you can hear us pull names out of a hat! Thanks to those of you who entered our contest!

Direct download: ISTFathomwinners.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

Enter our contest! Its free and easy!

Direct download: ISTcontest_tgiving.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:25pm CST

The first step is admitting you have a sandwich. ALSO:Listen for details on how to win FREE TICKETS to the TNG Season 2 Screening Nov 29!

Direct download: ISTBonus_rehabplanet.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:56pm CST

Lorem & Hayes discuss their Holodeck's Eves plans. Next week's esidode:"All Holodeeck's Eve."

Direct download: ISTBonus_HolodeckPrev.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:51pm CST

Capt. Baxter and Lt. Lady Cola are stuck in a cave. I don't know what else to say.

Direct download: ISTBonus_Qavern100712.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

The crew of the Sisyphus is instructed to review a mission log of the USS Enterprise, Starfleet's flagship.

Direct download: ISTCommentary_11001001.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:28am CST

A bonus scene from June 24th, 2012 explores the creative process, plus news for Sept 1, 2012.

Direct download: IST090112Bonus_CaptainsDoc.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:44pm CST

Happy birthday to Jonathan Frakes, from the Improvised Star Trek cast!

Direct download: doublerikerfinal-H.264_for_Video_Podcasting.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:52pm CST

Fritz finds something unexpected when he tries to steal something from Lady Cola's quarters; a bit of himself.

Direct download: ISTBonus_InAMimicDarkly.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:14pm CST

Captain Baxter and LtCdr Watson find themselves in a tight spot, but luckily have their trusty tricorder on hand.

Improvised as an unnamed warmup scene 1/8/2010. Names post-facto from a suggestion by Jon Forsythe.

Direct download: ISTBonus_072312TriTricorderAgain.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

Captain Baxter and LtCdr. Watson beat the heat.

Next Full Episode airs July 15th.

Direct download: ISTBonus070812_TheFreonFrontier.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:46pm CST