Improvised Star Trek
For ten years Improvised Star Trek explored 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. Improvised Star Trek is a fan production. Star Trek is property of CBS.

Something's amish when a couch surfer butters his way onto the USS Sisyphus. Can the crew rumspringa into action when a Romulan warbird appears? This one's a real barn burner. Cow pun. 


Improvised March 8, 2015 from a suggestion by @Shoelessdick



Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Leopold Lackey, LtCdr Fritz Fassbinder 

Mike Geraghty as Zeb, Romulan Subcommander

Sean Kelly as LtCdr Crick Watson

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Romulan Commander

Chris Rathjen as Cdr Corbomite Hayes, Romulan Subcommander


Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Direct download: IST-Ep-108-Cry-Havoc.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:18am CST

News For 2015-03-22:

IST will perform Live at the Chicago Improv Festival

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Review us on itunes

GOT fans should check out "Game of Owns"

This weeks bonus is our full panel from ChiFi Con.  Recorded March 20, 2015 at the Palmer House Hotel, featuring:

Irene Marquette

Christopher Rathjen

Nick Wagner

Moderator: Eric Scull

Panel Description:

Patrick Stewart of Star Trek The Next Generation has recently embraced improv. Why? What is it about improv that inspires actors, geeks, and geeky actors the world over? The cast of Chicago's own Improvised Star Trek stage show and podcast explores improv, Star Trek, and why the secret to all of it might just be surrounding yourself with people who truly love what they're doing.

Direct download: ISTBonus_ChiFiPanel20150322.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:08pm CST

The crew goes on search for one of the greatest, and most illogical, treasures in galaxy.

Improvised October 21, 2012 from a suggestion by Ben McLaughlin, via Facebook.

Pulled from the archives in honor of Leonard Nimoy. We wouldn't be doing this show without him.

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr Fritz Fassbinder(Shimsham the Wonderpet), Ensign Lackey
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crickstopher Watson
Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, (Queen Cola) 
Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Amb. Stevens(Entecriss of the High Seas)
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem (the Kid)
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt Cdr. Urg Ensign Greg, O.T. Greyson 
Direct download: IST107_LegendofSpocksGold.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:00am CST

Thanks to William Blair for a new iTunes review!

Captain Matt Young has produced a new comedy show in Chicago, called The Real World: Space Edition! It's running through March 28th, and is gauranteed hilarity! Find out more at

See you at ChiFi Con!

Direct download: Bonus_03102015.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

While the crew is busy beating each other to the top of the radio ratings, a Romulan Commander and Sub-Commander sneak into the top of the charts and our hearts.

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Improvised on Nov. 9th, 2014. Title suggested by Robert Fontenot via Facebook.


Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Ensign Gork
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson, Lt. Carl
Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Commander Forex
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, ItsaButt, Ensign Garblogg
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Subcommander, Ensign Michael Mennaro
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Ensign Kurg Krog


Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter
Direct download: IST_106_Long_time_Listener_first_time_conqueror.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:50am CST