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.

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

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

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.




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:  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 CST

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

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[], a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop[]

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

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.


Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'Geaux


-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 CST