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.

Lorem embraces other peoples' heritage.

Improvised as a warm-up on April 2, 2014 from a title by Ryan Soto on Facebook

Sean Kelley as Crick Watson
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem

Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi
Eleanor Hollingsworth as an Ensign
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply
Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes

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Music: Jupiter by Gustav Holst, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Well done Juno Mission!

Direct download: IST_Bonus20170711_ItsEarthDayCharlieLorem.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:48pm CST

Corbomite, Rita, & Ch'arles go antiquing, but will the real steal be a vintage endtable, or the theft of their futures?

Improvised on February 26, 2017 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje on Facebook

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Ujevenivia
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr Crick Watson, Horace
Christopher Rathjen as Gerard, Cdr. Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Rougie, Lt. Rita King, Cordelphia
The Sponges as Themselves

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

Direct download: IST165_YoureOnlyOldOnce.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:59pm CST

There is more below the surface when the Sisyphus encounters a group of Federation hopefuls. Rip and Lorem begin adjusting to their new roles on the ship, Crick takes a side-job, and Intern Bobbi intercepts some interesting transmissions.

Improvised March 19, 2017 from a suggestion by Mckenzie Alexander Boyle via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull


Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi, Deeny
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Gerlis, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandell as Rip Stipley, Jeremy Swanson, Dad
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes
Nick Wagner - Clorvis, Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary-Cait Walthall - En. Operator, Jeeny, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Matt Young - Melvis, Lt. Greg, Cpt. Baxter

This episode is sponsored by Field Notes Brand through the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: 164_Ep_164__The_Stupidest_Planet_in_the_World.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:22pm CST

Rip takes Ch'arles and Crick to his home away from home on the range, while Counselor Rayvek helps the crew face the varmints within.

Improvised February 12, 2017, from a suggestion by Scott Morales via Facebook.

Edited by Chris Rathjen


Rayna Caskey as Bobbi the Intern, Lupe the (Holo)wolf
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Jonathan the (Holo)wolf
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, Holographic King Kong
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Mama (Holo)wolf

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

Direct download: IST163-WolfWhoCriedBoy.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:40pm CST

Talents emerge and a new crew member starts at the most important location on the ship: Starboards.


Rayna Caskey joins the cast as Ensign Bobbie Intern!


Also, you can see Chris, Sean, and Julia at the Cards Against Humanity Live! show at the Greenhouse Theater on Friday April 26th.

Direct download: ISTBonus-ChChanges.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm CST

Ensign Operator gets major warning signs when the Sisyphus encounters the Maulvic Empire, which has a pretty sweet ski slope, brah.

Improvised January 8th 2017 from a suggestion by Lyara Malv via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons


Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator, Dr. Zonalzon

Matt Young as Capt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Chris Rathjen as Captain Gordo, Holographic Abraham Lincoln, Holographic Matt Smith

Eli Mandel as Maulvic Lieutenant 

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem


Sponsored by Field Notes brand

Some music by Thievery Corporation

Direct download: IST162_RedFlagShip.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:46pm CST

Enjoy this lost episode from 2013, 2373, when the crew get embroiled in a seedy starbase ensign fighting ring.

Improvised from a suggestion by Justin Kavanaugh

Scored by Dan Granta

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Ensign Lackey, Cpt. Alistaire Cookie
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Bouncer, MC
Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, Cocktail Waitress
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Cdr. Manny Chartruse
Julia Weiss as Cdr. Moe Philmore

Direct download: ISTBonus_The3PipClub.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

Space & buckets, together at last.

Improvised December 18. 2016 from a suggestion Rob Taffen

Edited by Roger Payton

Griffen Eckstein as James T. Jamms

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Ray ek

Sean Kelly as LtCdr. Crick Watson

Irene Marquette as En Holga

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Matt Young as Cpt Julius V Baxter

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

Direct download: IST161_Spacebuckets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

The Cheloxian diplomatic mission, if that's even the right word for whatever this is, is getting complicated as Cmdr. Hayes and the crew try to decide whether they're really feeling what they ought to be feeling by this point in a diplomatic encounter. Meanwhile, Counselor Rayvek explores the relationship between Ch'arles and Lorem.

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes

Eli Mandel as Cheloxian Prime Minister

Mary Cait Walthall as Prittania and Ensign Operator

Sean Kelly as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek and Porter

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Direct download: IST160-FifthContact.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm CST

A special bonus episode, suggested by Ben Syn. Improvised on March 19, 2017.

Direct download: ISTBonus-Elementary-Crick-Watson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm CST