Improvised Star Trek
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.

This episode is a real a mindkiller, with an important message: Kids, do drugs.

Improvised October 21 from a suggestion by Ken Kreer via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Chodi Fosster
Eli Mandel as Security Chief Rip Stipley, Mother Sporty
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Becket Beckam
Nick Wagner as Lt. Cdr. Ch'arles Lorem, Great Caterpillar
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity and the Chicago Podcast Coop

Featuring music from David Lynch's Dune.

Direct download: IST199_SpiceWorld.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:59pm CST

Crick meets Dracula. Finally.


Improvised November 4, 2018 from a suggestion by JJ Melcher via facebook.

Starring

Sean Kelley Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Matt Yound as Count Dracula, Renfield

Edited by Chris Rathjen

News this week:
Eli Mandel departs for Saturday Night Live (like a month ago)
Thanks to new reviewers!
Improvised Star Trek is on Spotify!
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Direct download: ISTBonus_20181104_CricksDayOff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm CST

Confined to a parlor, the crew narrows down suspects to solve a murder case, while an eccentric ambassador doubts their methods.

Improvised on July 8, 2018 from a suggestion by David Swarles via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:
Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Baker
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson,
Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Butcher, Dr. F'geaux
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Lydia Whitmer, Kreblian
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot,
Matt Young as Capt. Julius V. Baxter, Ambassador Rochambeau, Candlestick Maker, Lt. Greg

This episode is proudly sponsored by Overcast.

Happy Halloween, 2018 from Improvised Star Trek!

Direct download: IST198_One_Missing_Phaser.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:48pm CST

A breakthrough in communications causes breakdowns on the Sisyphus.

Improvised on July 1, 2018. Title suggested by Holly Hilton via Facebook.

 

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot, Diane Swanson

Mary Cait Walthall as En. Operator, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Eli Mandel as Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Rip Stipley

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, T'Ripp (a Vulcan)

Dan Granata as Lt. Defarge

And special guest:

Eric Scull as CommuneX 5000

 

Direct download: IST197_IWillGoHailingNoMore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm CST

The Crew gets a real fixer-upper.

Improvised February 11, 2018 from a suggestion by Brian Sebby via Facebook.

Edited by Roger Payton

Starring

Rayna Caskey as En Bobbi Intern, Sweetie Larson, Lt. Vanderson, Jenny the Barista

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Kevin Larson, Jeremy Swanson, Scutty

Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem, Connie the Realtor, a Barista, a Dark God

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Brie Larson, En Spot, Holographic Diane, En Mark

Sean Kelley as LtCdr Crick Watson, Barista, Starp Larson

Matt Young as Julius Valentine Baxter, Gbiv’Yuk the Starbucks manager, Bilg Larson


Sponsored by Overcast and the Chicago Podcast Co-op

Direct download: IST196_Moon_For_Sale.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:31pm CST

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

The crew encounter a time portal resulting in an “incident” that has altered the timeline. Now half the crew has gills and Crick and Rip are sent back to 1999 Earth to try and correct the timeline by getting a woman elected president.

Improvised July 1st 2018 from a suggestion by Timescanner via Twitter

Starring:

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply

Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator and Beth

Julia Weiss as Rita King, Ensign Spot and Jeanine

Guest Starring:

Dan Granata as Lt. DeFarge

and Eric Scull as Ensign Chaplin

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Sponsored by Backblaze as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

 

 

Direct download: ISTep195EncounteratPowerPoint.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:06am CST

When Admiral Van Dorn comes for the Sisyphus' insextion, the crew learns they may be too professional. Rip clogs the pipes.

Improvised April 15, 2018 from a suggestion by David Swarles via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, a Gremblar
Eli Mandel as Security Chief Rip Stiply
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, T.O.N.Y., a Gremblar
Meredith Stepian as Admiral Van Dorn, a Gremblar
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator, a Gremblar
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, a Gremblar
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, a Gremblar

 

Sponsored by Overcast; a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-op

Direct download: IST194_WellWellWellWellWellWellWellWell_v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:45pm CST

Fear overtakes the Sisyphus at an inopportune moment. Can the crew overcome their worries in time for a conference with the Klingons and Romulan Star Empire?

This episode was improvised on May 27, 2018 from a suggestion by Myrl Wallace via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:
Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Klingon, Romulan
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Klingon, Romulan
Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, K'orbo, Romulan
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Klingon, Romulan
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Klingon

This episode is sponsored by Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

Direct download: Ep_193_A_Mild_Case_of_Omniphobia.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

Duplicity abounds aboard the Sisyphus as the performance reviews roll in. 

Starring:

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Rich Alfonso as Lt. Darius Mercury, Snip Snipley

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson

Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Bronson

Direct download: IST192_ThisShipAintBigEnoughForTheTwoOfMe.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:19pm CST