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.

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

An impressive new crewman impresses the crew, impressively.

Improvised November 8th from a suggestion by Mark Dean Quinn via Facebook

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Chris Johnson as Jeff
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Ensign Dice
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Ensign Cards
Nick Wagner as Ensign/Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, an Ensign T'bl'T'p'G'm'ng
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensign Nerf
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Sally, Ensign Sports

Sponsored by The Red Eye, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST131_Jeff.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:32pm CDT

Zarlene encounters some old friends. Ensign Spot sets some personal goals. The crew looks forward to trying out the restaurants on a distant space station. Little do they know, they'll have time to try them all.
Improvised October 18, 2015 from a suggestion by Alex Daily via Twitter

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:
Brendan Dowling as Zarter, Dennis, Peter, Topher, Tuesday Weld, Tyler
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, Lt. Atlas
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot
Martin Wilson as Zyke, Daniel, Sheryl Crow
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, Medical Mac

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

Direct download: IST130_ItsAlwaysTuesday.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:32am 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

The crew has some Deja Vu and let's it ride.

Improvised December 13, 2015 from a suggestion by William Halley via facebook.
Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Shad Kunkle as Lt. Cdr. Jonas Jeremiah and The Eldest Elder
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, an Elder of Nor'turn, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, an Astronomer of Nor'turn
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, an Elder of Nor'turn
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, an Elder of Nor'turn, En. Operator
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, an Elder of Nor'turn

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

Direct download: IST129_ReturntothePlanetofNoReturn.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

Like it says in the title, we had a great 2015, and we just wanna say thanks for being part of it.

Direct download: IST_Bonus20160112.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT

After saving The Federation yesterday, the crew grapples with a less exciting today. Oh and they save a planet full of miners, but whatever.

Improvised November 8, 2015 from a suggestion by Victoria Kathryn via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Billy, Lt. Lackey

Chris Johnson as Chucky the Miner, First Gertold, Andorian Bandito, a Child

Sean Kelley as Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, a Miner

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson,

Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Colette the Miner, a Child

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Canary in a Coalmine, Andorian Bandito, Sally

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-Op

Direct download: Ep_128__Yesterday_Would_Have_Been_a_Good_Day_to_Have_Died.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:20pm 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

It's alive! Crick's holonovel gets an adaptation he doesn't approve of.

Improvised on August 15 from a suggestion by Andrew Vanderwoude.

Edited by Roger Payton

Griffen Eckstein as Holographic Krunk Whatsin, Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Donald's Dad

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandek as Acting Chef Rip Stiply, Donald (a Child)

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Holographic Krunk's Monster, Donald's Mom

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Holographic Imani Hotep

This episode of Improvised Star Trek is sponsored by Jackbox Games, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST127_JuliusFrankensteinBaxter.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:49pm 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