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.

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 CDT

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 CDT

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


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 CDT

Lorem embraces other peoples' heritage.

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

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

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 CDT

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

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 CDT

Rip brings it in.

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


Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter



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

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:


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


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 CDT

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Captain Baxter tasks Commander Hayes with exterminating a flying squirrel.

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.



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