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.

The crew takes shore leave on everyone's favorite, relaxing planet, Qo'nos, home planet of the Klingons! Well, everyone except Crick, who has a dentist appointment. Meanwhile, Zarlene learns about professionalism and Lt. Atlas and Ensign Operator learn about love from the best teachers they can find, Corbo and Charles. Gagh's all around!

 

Improvised November 29th, 2015 from a suggestion by Michael Greenhut via Facebook.

 

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson

Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes and Lt. Atlas

Nick Wagner as Lt. C'harles Lorem and Korg Starbite, Klingon Dentist.

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon and Ensign Cecille Operator

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Krung, Gagh stand owner, and Sally





Sponsored by Field Notes Brand a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.
Iconic Trek Sounds courtesy of TrekCore.com; Music From Star Trek:TNG composed by Dennis McCarthy and Ron Jones

Direct download: ISTEp137KorgStarbiteKlingonDentist.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:21am CDT

When a hooved starfleet weapons expert comes aboard, Rita needs to deal with trampled past.

Improvised February 28, 2016 from a suggestion by Adam Marier via Facebook.

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Eli Mandel as Dr. Clop, Torpedo 2, Rip Stiply

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Torpedo 4

Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, Torpedo 3

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Bevergeuse, Torpedo 1, Ensign Spot

Sponosred by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST136_LeftofCentaur.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:30pm 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

Counselor Rayvek has her hands full; Captain Baxter has his mouth full. Where, exactly, did these cookies come from, anyway?

Improvised February 28, 2016 from a suggestion by Andrew Vanderwoude via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Doctor/Chef Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'Geaux, Lt. Bronson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Diane, Ensign Spot
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by Basecamp, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

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Direct download: IST135_Some_Dissembling_Required.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT

Please Enjoy this Fifth anniversary re-release of our first episode.

The USS Sisyphus hosts a Gorn Ambassador.

Improvised February 27, 2011 from a suggestion by Pelle Beloq via Facebook

 

Edited by Nick Wagner
Remastered by Chris Rathjen for Improvised Star Trek's 5th Anniversary

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Cheif Engineer Fritz Fassbinder, Ambassador Klarr
Sean Kelley as Science Officer Crick Watson
Irene Marquette as Security Chief Lady Cola
Joseph Wolff Phillips as Counselor Japhy Whitman, Cockney Bartender
Chris Rathjen as First Officer Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Admiral Johnson
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter
Direct download: IST001_AboutAGornRemastered.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:35pm CDT

The Sisyphus encounters a ... Romulan Warbird? While patroling a Zone? A Neutral Zone! Definitely neutral. But is everything as it seems? I wanna say yes. Unless you think it's no.

Improvised February 7, 2016 from a suggestion by Ross McKinnon(@Ramck001) via Twitter.

Edited by Christopher Rathjen

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Tom the Romulan/Steve the Reman, Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Charles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Jill the Romulan/Gertrude the Reman, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, Ensign Mosquito
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by Know Your Company, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST134_TheRomulansReallyDidItThisTime.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:04pm 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

The Crew don’t stand a chance when they fall into the everlasting arms of some cousins while excavating ancient mansard roofs. Will they step up, or be a punk under the white skies of Walcott IX? Oxford Comma.

Improvised November 29, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson

Edited by Nick Wagner

Featuring
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson, a Salt Vampire
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, a Salt Vampire
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, a Salt Vampire
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, a Salt Vampire

Sponsored by Jackbox Games[http://jackboxgames.com/], a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop[http://chicagopodcastcoop.com/]

Direct download: IST133_SaltVampireWeekend.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

Dr. F'Geaux explains his people are monogamous until they aren't. 

Improvised as a warmup on February 21st from a suggestion by Joe Kosek via facebook.

Featuring 

Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'Geaux

News:

-Thanks to El Stevedore for the iTunes. We really appreciated it!

- 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.

Music: Theme to Star Trek, Smooth Federation by Andrew Allen

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160308.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT

A new security officer tries to tamp down the ships gang activity whist being Dutch.

Improvised November 22, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Cockney Bartender
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F’Geaux
Libby Schreiner as Lt. Sanora Darfum
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, an Ensign
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: ISTEp132InsecurityOfficer.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:39pm CDT