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.

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

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

- 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.




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:  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.

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


- 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, 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.


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

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

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.



Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter



-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.

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



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



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

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.


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