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 delicate balance of the Sisyphus is upset when Ensign Operator leaves and an inssssssssssidious ssssscientist arrives. 

Improvised on March 27, 2016

Edited by Nick Wagner 

 

Featuring (in order of appearance)

Chris Rathjen as Dr. F'Geaux, Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. Lasereyes

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Matt Young as Dr. Slither, Lt. Greg. Captain Julius V. Baxter

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Dr. Krux 

Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator, Dr. Konkrete

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Dr. Jane Badsome, Lt. Rayvek, Dr. Blunderschmidt

 

Direct download: IST139_MinistryOfUngentlemanlyScience.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:21pm CST

  An unlikely duo discuss breakfast foods while performing maintenance on the upper nacelles.  
 
  Improvised January 10, 2016 from a title by Paul Nichols via Facebook  
 
  Edited by Eric Scull  
 
  Starring:   
  Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Bronson  
  Matt Young as Pancakes Johnson  
 
  News:  
 
  Sean Kelley's character, Jack Vorpal (Foon's Greatest Swordsman) has returned to "Hello from the Magic Tavern." Check out Episode 63 of their podcast.  
 
  Game of Thrones fans: check out IST editor Eric Scull's "Game of Owns" podcast's interview with Hodor actor Kristian Nairn.  
 
  IST's Julia Weiss helped contribute to Cards Against Humanity's "Donald Trump Bug Out Bag." Read about it from Time Magazine.  
 
  Congratulations to our friends, Our Fair City, for the successful launch of the seventh season of their podcast!  
 
  IST's Griffen Eckstein will be performing live at iO Theater, Tuesday nights in June. Event details are at this link. The Improvised Star Trek cast will be joining him... keep an eye on our social media for more details.  
Direct download: ISTBonusPancakeBreakfast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm CST

Hotshot Cadet Haven Dexter assesses the Sisyphus for her fast-track captain program.  What can the crew teach a kid who already knows it all? Rip writes a play.

Improvised January 10, 2016 from a title by Damien Heywood(@damianjh) via twitter.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring:
Shantira Jackson as Cadet Haven Dexter
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Ginsu 5000
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'gaux
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Dr. Spinak
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Robomom
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Sally

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

Direct download: IST138_WhereEveryoneHasGoneBefore.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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.

Check out Roboism.

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

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 CST

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 CST