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.

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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT