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.

Knowledge is power, but not as powerful a power as power over knowledge, when the USS Sisyphus encounter aliens rich in knowledge and low in power over knowledge. Baxter makes an enemy, and the Red Racers defend their title.

Improvised August 24th from a suggestion by Brian Sebby via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull.


Sean Kelley as Lt. Carl
Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, a Wikipedian
Leslie Nesbit as Marcnon the Wikipedian, Alan the Trivia Master
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes. Dr. F'gaut
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, En. Greg, "Captain" Owl, Cockney Bartender
Direct download: IST97_Return_of_the_Wikipedians.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 3:09pm CST

Captain Baxter sets a new goal. Lt. Cola picks a new destination. Ensign Lackey reveals a new relationship. Ensign Twilight ushers in a New Age.

Improvised June 22, 2014 from Suggestion by Carroll Cottingham


Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cmdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Ensign Leopold Lackey
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, Chucky
Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola
Alex Richmond as Ensign Twilight
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Adm. Barbacoa
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg
Oklahoma Joe's BBQ Music from Down Home by Dustin Busch
Direct download: IST96_ThereinLiestheRub.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:03am CST

News about the monthly live show and the Improv Goblet Comedy Festival in Las Vegas on October 3rd and 4th. Plus a bonus scene with poop jokes!

Direct download: Bonus_09292014.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:30pm CST

The crew enjoys a nice brunch.


Improvised June 15, 2014 from a suggestion by Brian Selby via Facebook



Sean Kelly as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson

Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes

Brendan Stallings as Wayder

Nick Wager as En. Ch'arles lorem

Matt Young As Cpt. Julius V. Baxter


Edited by Eric Scull

Direct download: IST95_Operation_Brunch.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

Fritz runs afowl of the record industry, while Crick struggles to come to terms with the fleeting nature of love and wormholes.

Direct download: IST_ep_94_The_Fifth_Quadrant.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:16am CST

The search for a replacement doctor begins with a reptile and ends with a whole mess of pancakes.


Guest starring Brendan Stallings as Blake Ramirez.


Improvised on June 15th 2014. Title suggested by Eric Scull via Facebook.

Direct download: IST_Ep_93_Doctor_Dilithium.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:06pm CST

Kahless is having trouble at his part time gig.

Plus news for 2014-08-25

Nick Wagner as Kahless

Special Guest Leslie Nesbit as Customer

Matt Young as Manager

Direct download: ISTBonus20140825_KahlessShoeSource.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 3:43pm CST

The USS Sisyphus encounters a tranports ship in need of assistance.



Improvised April 5, 2014 from a suggestion by Joe Vincent.






Griffen Eckstein as Ensign Leopold Lackey, Lt. Son


Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, a Greg


Joe Phillips as Craig, a Greg


Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, a Greg


Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, a Greg


Julia Weiss as Craigette, a Greg, Lt. Beyontrice


Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter, Ensign Greg
Direct download: IST92_NoGoodDeed.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:36pm CST

Its the USS Sisyphus and vs. the USS Garcia in a war game, and salutations couldn't be higher.

Improvised April 6, 2014 from a suggestion by James Honey.


Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson 
Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'got
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Commander Nightcrawler(nee Treeheart nee Sorak)
Griffen Eckstein as Ensign Lackey, Lt. Cmdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Guitar Center Guy, Lt. Cmdr. Ritz Rassbinder
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Beyontrix
Joe Phillips as Captain Japhy Whitman, Unnamed Bartender, Ensign Smelt
Direct download: IST91_TheLongHello.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:12am CST

IST OG Joe Phillips guest stars in this week's bonus scene: Boartender. Listen in the coming woeeks for the full episode(s?) we recorded when Joe last visited Chicago.

Due to the general meddling of Life, this week's episode will be delayed until Sunday the 27th. Then the next episode will be release two weeks after that, et. cetera.

July's live show is this Friday (the 25th) at the Public House theatre in Chicago. If you order your tickets in advance, you'll receive a link to download a special previously-unreleased episode of the podcast! We hope to see you there!

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Boartender_v3.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

This month's live show will be Friday July 25th at 10pm at the Public House Theater. Come one, come all!!!

Many thanks to the women of Improvised Jane Austen for letting us land a shuttlecraft in Regency-era England this week! Improvised Jane Austen's Alex Richmond is featured in today's bonus scene, entitled Baxter's Millions.

Direct download: IST_July_14_Bonus_.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:41pm CST

Worlds collide as the Sisyphus encounters an alternate Earth with an alternate mad scientist and alternate snow. Which is different from punk snow.

Improvised on May 10th, 2014. Title suggested by Soskia Slottje via Facebook.

Featuring Mark Soloff and Ryan Schile of Our Fair City, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi epic.

This episodes cover art by Our Fair City artist Dann Tincher

 For more, visit

Direct download: IST_Ep_90_The_Past_isnt_What_it_Used_to_Be.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:55am CST

In this warm-up scene, Fritz and Corbo discuss whose cup is this, and whose it isn't.

Plus news for 07-07-2014


Direct download: ISTBonus_Nacho070714.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:11pm CST

Corbomite's beliefs and Crick's bee allergies are put to the test when the Sisyphus encounters a being from another dimension.


Improvised on Feb. 9th, 2014.

Direct download: IST_ep_89_At_What_Price_the_Costv2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:41pm CST

The Captain talks to Hot Bones about her dangerous new hobby.

Plus news for 06-18-2014

Direct download: ISTBonus_QuantumRollerDerby.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

The crew let's it ride while visiting a space station of ill repute, but when the USS Sisyphus is lost in a game of chance, the only way to get it back is to put on a show!


Improvised March 23, 2014 from a suggestion by Chip Aucoin via Facebook.

With Special guests Sarah Shockey and Tim Dunn of The Shock T's.

Direct download: IST88_SpaceStationVegas.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:04pm CST

A special scene starring Matt Young and Jordan Klepper of The Daily Show!

Plus news for 06-01-2014.

Scene Part 1: 0:00

News: 2:45

Scene Part 2: 5:30

Big thanks to Jordan Klepper and Arnie Niekamp of the Premisey podcast for sharing this scene with us.


Julia Weiss is temporarily away from the show until August, as she went and got hired to work on a cruise ship for Second City.

Improvised Star Trek will have their next live show June 27th at iO Chicago, and will be the guests of Improvised Jane Austen( July 12.

And we'll be at the Official Chicago Star Trek Convention June 6-8! (

Direct download: ISTBonus_SpacePremise.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:11pm CST

Something doesn't smell right when the crew begins to lose their memories while on patrol near the Cardassian border.

Direct download: IST87_Hamnesia.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:01pm CST

News for the week: Our next live show is Friday the 23rd at iO theatre--come down and see what drink specials are on offer! 

We will also be at the Chicago Star Trek convention from June 6th through June 8th. Please stop by and see us if you're there!

Many thanks to Ryan Schile and Mark Soloff of the Our Fair City post-apocalypic sci-fi podcast, who were our guests during our recording session last week. This week's bonus features Mark, and the episode we recorded with Mark and Ryan will be available in the coming weeks!

Check out Our Fair City at and Mark's Blastropodcast at!

Direct download: IST_May_18th_bonus-Thithyphuth.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:25am CST

Parties abound as Commander Hayes and Holographic Abraham Lincoln struggle to reconcile their private lives with their professional and/or holographic lives.


Improvised on Feb. 23rd from a title suggested by Paul Nichols via Facebook.


With guest Mary Beth Smith of the Nerdologues and the MBSing podcast.

Direct download: IST_Ep_86_The_Eyes_of_March.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:35am CST

Something's afoot after a sinister intruder has invaded Corbomite's quarters. Can the crew get to the bottom of this darned mystery?

With special guest Bill Stern.

Improvised on February 9th, 2014, from a suggestion by Pedro Silhy via Facebook.

Direct download: IST_ep_85_The_Search_for_Sock-v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:49pm CST

News: This week's episode is running late but will be up soon. Also: we'd love to see you at our live show in Chicago on April 25th!



Direct download: IST_Bonus_Lost_and_Found.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:22pm CST

Captain Baxter and Commander Hayes have a very logical conversation, plus News for 2014-04-13.

Spock's Appendix was improvised as a warm-up scene on February 2, 2014 from a suggestion by Ryan Keller.

Direct download: ISTBonus_SpocksAppendix.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:24pm CST

The crew of the Sisyphus extend their shore leave on Amusement Park Planet when they have an opportunity to see the Zearth music zenzation Zaylor Zwift, a favorite of Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon's. Bzut when zings get zomzizazed. Ze zew zust zezzizz zzzezwzzzz znd zzzzzzzz.

Improvised December 1, 2013 from a suggestion by Derek Koshinski.

Edited by Roger Payton.


Direct download: IST84_WeAreNeverGettingBacktoOurSpaceship.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

Struggles over a vacant seat of power? Sex & Intrigue? Hundreds of tertiary characters? A weird pre-occupation with food?  That's right, it's Improvised Star Trek.

Improvised June 16, 2013 (after the season 3 finale) from a suggestion by David Kramlich via facebook.*

Hurdy-Gurdy GOT theme courtesy of youtuber Cherni Grissom.

Wedding band was portrayed by Cover Stories.
*Rita King & Captain Owl scene recorded 2014-03-13

Direct download: IST83_AGameofCaptainsChairs.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:02am CST

News for the week of March 16th!  To view the video bonus scene recorded by the ?Chicago Sun-Times, check out this link: The Chicago Sun-Times 

Direct download: ISTNews_20140316_Coffee.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:50pm CST

Lt. King and Ensign Lorem are in a real pickle, emotionally speaking.

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Trill_Pickles.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

The crew decides to deal with the g-g-g-ghosts on the so called "haunted deck" once and for all.

Direct download: IST82_ChiefSeanceOfficer.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:04am CST

Thanks to our recent iTunes reviews gregor's mentor and walbergr, as well as our sponsors John Godwin, John D'Angelo, and Katie Richeson. 


We have a Live Show: February 28 iO
Special Guest: Clayton Faits Creator/Writer/Actor Our Fair City
"a [scripted ]post-apocolyptic sci-fi epic" out of Chicago
We're attending Chi-Fi Con!
After rescheduling to 2015, Chi-Fi Con is having a one day event 
Saturday March 29, 2014.  $15 
save $5 if you enter " "improvstartrek" coupon code
We'll have a table there. Come by and meet us.
Poster Contest!!!
If you'd like to help out the show, you can send us poster designs to post around Chicago and online.  Any design that you think would help to promote the show is fair game! 8.5X11 - leave 2.5x4 area blank for date and ticket info. Due April 1 
email them to us: Winners will be announced on our website.
Direct download: IST_Bonus_Space_Plow.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:06pm CST

With Captain Baxter indulging in a Starfleet conference, the crew has to slim down with the help of a super-sized friend.

Direct download: Who_Watches_the_Weight_Watchers.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:55pm CST

While assisting a group of old-timey settlers, Captain Baxter and the rest of the pack--er... crew--follow the call of the wild.

Improvised on Oct. 20th, 2013. Title suggested by Roderick Millar via Facebook.

Direct download: IST80_The_Carrots_of_Possibility.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

News for the week: Mary Cait Walthall will be taking a temporary break from the show to study theater in London, so keep all your great Zarlene zuggestions in your pocket for a while! Julia Weiss and Griffen Eckstein joined the Trek About podcast, and Nick Wagner and Sean Kelley chatted with the OCDWeeb podcast.

In the bonus scene, Corbomite and Lt. King have "the talk" about where their away team is heading.

Direct download: ISTBonus_Milwaukee012714.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:02pm CST

The USS Ajax delivers Captain Baxter's fraternity buddies, and his efforts to please them alienate the rest of the crew.

Improvised May 12 from a suggestion by Darren Izzard via Facebook.

This one gets a bit gross.

Direct download: IST79_CaptainsPrivateClub.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:29pm CST

Captain Baxter consults Dr. Zonalzon about some aches and pains.

Improvised Septermber 22, 2013 from a suggestion by Ryan Kelly via Facebook.

There were some techincal difficulties with Dr. Zonalson's audio in the first 20 seconds, so for your information: She thinks Cpt. Baxter has early-onset athritis, and does not believe he's 29.

Speaking of technical difficulties, an earlier version of this file ran long.  Sorry! Blame the most recent Final Cut update, we're gonna.

Direct download: ISTMini_KneesoftheMany.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:42am CST

Here's to a happy 2014 to you all!  In this bonus we look back on 2013 and remember some out favorite moments. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: EndofYear2013.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:29pm CST

It's story time when Fritz(with some help from the rest of the crew) regals the USS Sisyphus's kintergarden class with a story of the time the crew encounter Santa Claus and ran afoul of Krampus.

Improvised November 10, 2013 from a suggestion by Paul Nichols via facebook.

Direct download: IST78_SantaGotRunOverByAShuttlecraft.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:16am CST

Lady & Zarlene see a project get out of control, plus news for 12/16/2013.

Direct download: ISTBonusAndriodAntics12162013.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:35pm CST

Corbomite asks Lorem to go down... to the underdecks on a special assignment that leads him to discover some personal truths, plus Crick's latest abomination.

Improvised on Oct 6th. Title suggested by Darren Izzard on Facebook.

Direct download: IST_ep77_Lord_of_the_Underdecks_v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

A look inside Zarlene's medical library, and news for 12/03/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_Fungus120313.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Rita King enjoys some time to reflect while on shore leave.  Back on the ship. Cdr. Hayes & LtCdr. Watson console Lt Rogers, an officer from the USS Oblivion who's come to retrieve his brother's remain.

Improvised August 11th, 2013 from a suggestion by George Papadakis via Facebook.

Direct download: IST76_ThePlanetThatGlowsTooBright.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:35pm CST

Zarlene gets a surprise visit from her little zister.

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Zuddenly_Zuzan.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:42pm CST

A deadly virus threatens the crew, and Lady Cola's principles are tested.

No animals were harmed in the making of this episode.

Improvised January 21, 2013 from a suggestion by Kirk Andrew Everest.

Direct download: IST75_TheSyndromeSyndrome.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:54pm CST

Captain Baxter does not get invited to dinner.

News for 11/11/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_111113DockingDifficulties.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:46pm CST

Crick's latest invention causes confusion--and body issues--among the crew in this fready Halloween episode!


Improvised on September 8th, 2013. Title suggested by Hannah Parsons via Facebook.

Direct download: IST_ep74_Freaky_Fritzday_v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:19am CST

Crick and Lorem place all the ship's hopes on one small head.

A warmup scene from 09/22/13, plus news for 10/21/13.

Direct download: ISTBonus_SisyphusScion102113.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

When Captain Japhy Whitman goes rogue, Starfleet sends the crew of the USS Sisyphus on hunt after their former counselor.

Improvised July 21st, 2013

Title suggested by Ben McLoughlin via Facebook.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Direct download: IST73_PiratesotCosmos.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:04pm CST

The death of Admiral Hayes has dramatic repercussions on the Hayes family, and threatens to tear the Sisyphus family apart.

Improvised August 4, 2013.

Title suggested by Justin Kavanagh via Facebook.

Edited by Nick Wagner

Direct download: IST_ep72_Whatever_Happened_to_Baby_Corbo.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:03am CST

Chief Engineer Fritz Fassbinder has news for Captain Baxter that can only be described as...disconcerting. A warmup from 09/08/2013, plus news for 09/17/13. 

Direct download: ISTBonus_TribblingNews090813.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:26pm CST

Lt. Karl and Lt. Son find the ship abandoned above a planet equally empty of self-worth. But not everything is as it seems... or is it?

Improvised July 7, 2013.

Title suggested by Ben Laughlan via Facebook.

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Direct download: IST_ep71_Shuttlebay_Boys.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 3:26pm CST

Fritz teaches Crick about science. It's the new thing. A brief warm-up scene from 07/07/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_holosciencefair.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:13pm CST

Corbomite learns an important life lesson about ancient Earth mating rituals. Also news for 08/18/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_UndiscoveredTwerking.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

The crew meets Robot, a robot, among the ruins of an ancient civilzation. Fritz's kindergarden class blows their weight watchers points. Captain Baxter gives up, and Lorem tries real real hard.

Improvised April 7th, 2013

Direct download: IST70_Pollyandriod.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:24am CST

News for 08/09/2013, plus the crew discusses their recent encounter with the powerful entity known as Farnum, and the fate of young Pete. FYI: Farnum totally failed an empathy test when he took a dislike to Greg.

Direct download: ISTBonus_BladeJogger.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

A very private ambassador visits the Sisyphus, while the crew blows up on social media.

Improvised June 9th, 2013.

Direct download: IST69_ASpaceModesty.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:23am CST

After encountering a tachyon nebula, icky things begin happening aboard the Sisyphus and stuff. 


Improvised May 12th, 2013 from a suggestion by John Goodwin via Facebook.

Direct download: IST_ep_68_staw_twek-v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:40pm CST

The crew reminiscises on a recent adventure in Starboards, plus news for 07/08/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_YesterdaysNebulaEpilogue.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:15am CST

Following the death of Captain Dashwood, Ensign Emma is assigned to the USS Sisyphus and must choose between two suitors.  Ensign Yemenities is disgraced by a charming young officer, and Fritz offers advice his bosom friends.

Improvised May 5th, 2013

Direct download: IST67_SenseandSensorbility.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:09pm CST

Ensign Lorem and Captain Baxter enjoy freedom of verse and of thigh, to the chagrin of Dr. Zonalzon.

Improvised on June 16, 2013. Title suggested by Justin Kavanagh via Facebook.

Direct download: Iambic_scantameter_mixdown.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:57pm CST

The crew of the Sisyphus experiences a leadership crisis during a leadership workshop. Can they work out the bugs before they all turn into bugs?

Improvised on May 19th 2013 from a title suggested by Bob Wheeler on Facebook.

Direct download: IST_Oops_I_beamed_it_again.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:49am CST

In our live show at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest on Saturday June 1st, the rogueish Captain Thunderhawk took command of the Sisyphus while Captain Baxter was being pieced back together in the transporter buffer. His harsh, absent-father charms worked their magic on Lorem and Lady, while the rest of the crew fought his tough love.

Direct download: IST_Dreams_Undreamt_recap.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:54am CST

For new listeners, a chance to meet the crew of the Sisyphus along side Ambassador Gleebob of Bobglee.  Plus news for 05/28/2013

Direct download: ISTBonus_MeetTheCrew.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:55am CST

When Captain Baxter trades places with with Captain Stevenson of the USS Galaxy, two command styles are put to the test.  Two pretty messed-up command styles.

Improvised May 5th, 2013 from a suggestion by Ben McLaughlin via facebook.

Direct download: IST65_TradingSpaceships.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:59am CST

Lt. Cmdr. Fassbinder's marriage to the ship is in danger of running aground, but Dr. Zonalzon and Lady Cola are ready to give the Sisyphus the attention she deserves. Improvised on March 17th, 2013. Title suggested by Justin Kavanah via Facebook.

Direct download: Mrs._Sisyphus.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:49pm CST

On April 26th, Improvised Star Trek performed the episode "Ferengis on Fire" live on the iO stage, with special guest star Philip Markle as Ensign Jensen! Here's what happened...

Direct download: IST_Bonus_Ensign_Jensens_Report.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:25am CST

Inspired by Ep 59: Today is a Good Day to Cry, improvised in January 13, 2013 HIchop! is performed by Jen Usellis Mackay; & translated by Robyn Stewart, Chris Lipscombe, Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Jeremy Cowan, and Ali Kidder-Mostrom.

Direct download: ISTBonus_HIchop.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:05am CST

An mp3 of HIchop, from the Episode Today is a Good Day to Cry is your bonus this week.  But we thought you might like it as a seperate file.

So this is the news for 04/22/2013!

Direct download: ISTbonus_HIchopintro042313.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:57am CST

On their first trip through the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, the crew of the Sisyphus meet the wormhole aliens, and escape by the sweat of their brow. And other excretions as well.

Improvised on Feb. 3, 2013. Title suggested by Saskia Slottje via Facebook

Direct download: ist_ep_63_embarassary_v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:59pm CST

Thanks to all who attended the First Cotnact Coundown.  Heres a song from the evening!

Direct download: ISTBonus_20130408.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:55am CST

The USS Sisyphus hosts the Vulcan ambassador Bitok on an important sumit, and a young romulan girl learns that while you can cloak a D'deridex class warbird, you can't cloak whats in your heart. Improvised 03-17-13 by a suggestion from...Jeri Taylor! Writer and producer for Star Trek:TNG and Voyager! Thanks Jeri!

Direct download: IST62_RomulanandJuliet.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:41am CST

News for 04/01/2013; Special event announcements, and an epilogue to the 03/23/2013 Live Show at the iO Theater, in which a deadly virus forced the crew to give the performance of their lives.

Direct download: IST_BonusShakespeare032313.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

A being of pure energy, having transcended its physical form, takes the crew on a journey that makes them question the nature of self, being and consciousness. It's awful.  


Improvised January 13, 2013 from a suggestion by Dan Granata via twitter. Edited by Roger Payton.

Direct download: IST61_AnUnbearablebeingoflightness.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:17pm CST

In our first live podcast episode, the crew wakes up on the bridge to discover certain body parts have taken on minds of their own... or have they had them all along?

Direct download: ist-sparkling-bedsheets.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:13am CST

When responding to a distress call from the science vessel USS Mortensen, the crew of the discover the power of the forth element, and learn who among the crew has a surprise inside them.

Direct download: IST60_thestarsarefire.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

In this epilogue to the live show Attack of Lense Flare(performed February 22nd at the iO theater of Chicago), the crew discusses recent events over a game of Parisees Squares.  Plus news for 03/03/2013.

Direct download: ISTBonus_AttackofTheLensflare.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:36am CST

Towels, and the war with the Klingon Empire, heat up when a bird-of-prey disables the Sisyphus, and Lt. King bonds with their young captain.

Improvised January 13, 2013 from suggestion by Nicholas Holt on Facebook.

HIchop! performed by Jen Usellis Mackay, translated by Robyn Stewart, Chris Lipscombe, Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Jeremy Cowan, and Ali Kidder-Mostrom.

Direct download: IST59_Todayisagooddaytocry.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:15pm CST

In this brief scene, Cdr. Hayes, Lt. Cola, and Dr. Zonalzon discuss the dos and don't of Truth or Dare.

Plus news for 02/12/13.

Scene suggestion from Paul Nichols, via facebook. 

Direct download: ISTBonus_Tolivedie.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:42pm CST

Captain Baxter's mind is destroyed after a *long* stay in an Algorian prison, the crew tries to pick up the pieces.

Improvised June 24, 2012 from a suggestion via facebook. But we don't know your name.  Let us know who you are!

Direct download: IST58_TimePunishment.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:45pm CST

On Friday, January 25th, Improvised Star Trek performed a live episode entitled "Manti Te'o" at the iO theater in Chicago. This week's bonus scene is an epilogue to that live show. Our next live show will be Feb. 22nd, and we'd love for you to join us at the iO theater for that live episode!

Direct download: IST_Manti_Teo_epilogue.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:42pm CST

Murder on the Sisyphus!

Klingon translation of the Law and Order opening courtesy of Robyn Stewart, Chris Lipscombe, and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom of A Klingon Christmas Carol.

Direct download: IST57_QplaOrder.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:30pm CST

Improvised Star Trek is pleased to announce the newest addition to the cast: Julia Weiss! Julia joined us for our most recent live show and will be joining the podcast in the coming weeks. The bonus scene this week is an epilogue to that live show, entitled "Fish Fillet."

Direct download: IST_Bonus_1-13-13.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:23pm CST

The USS Antebellum brings the sultry Ambassador Blanche and Captain Stanley to the ship, resulting in some upset nerves.  The crew deals with Starfleet's Antilles To Do list. With special guest Martin Wilson.

Recorded Oct. 7, 2012 from a suggestion by @sizemore.

Direct download: IST56_AShuttlecraftNamedDesire.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:35am CST

Happy New Year! This ANIMATED bonus scene, Captain Baxter and Crick Watson lay low.

You may have heard this one before, but you haven't seen it.

Direct download: ISTBonus_TriTricorderAnimated.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Improvised Star Trek will be returning to the iO stage January 25th at midnight! Save the date, and if you have access to some sort of time travelling device, use it to go there now and then come back and tell us how the show will be.

We're celebrating our upcoming live shows with a commentary track for the TNG episode "Hide and Q." Please enjoy!

Direct download: IST_commentary_hide_and_q.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:11pm CST

A special piece produced by the cast of the Klingon Christmas Carol. Improvised Star Trek loves the Klingon Christmas Carol, and so should you. The show runs through Dec. 30th at the Raven Theatre in Chicago IL.

Direct download: klingon_promo.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:43pm CST

Direct download: ISTBonus_ItsAWonderfulTrek.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

Direct download: IST_YearEnd2012.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:57pm CST

Sorry, no episode this week, but you can hear us pull names out of a hat! Thanks to those of you who entered our contest!

Direct download: ISTFathomwinners.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

Enter our contest! Its free and easy!

Direct download: ISTcontest_tgiving.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:25pm CST

The first step is admitting you have a sandwich. ALSO:Listen for details on how to win FREE TICKETS to the TNG Season 2 Screening Nov 29!

Direct download: ISTBonus_rehabplanet.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 4:56pm CST

When a team of geologists goes missing on Ordorian II, the crew must dig deep to find answers. 

Direct download: IST55_ThePenetrant.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:13am CST

When Cmdr. Hayes spends the night in Lady Cola's brig, he makes some new friends and some new enemies. Recorded Feb. 2012 from a suggestion from Darren Amaya.

Direct download: IST_In_the_Brig_Blues.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:21pm CST

Its a goulish night of terror and treats when the Sisyphus celebrates All Holodeck's Eve.  Will the arboreatum gets teepeed again this year?

Direct download: IST54_AllHolodecksEve.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:09pm CST

Lorem & Hayes discuss their Holodeck's Eves plans. Next week's esidode:"All Holodeeck's Eve."

Direct download: ISTBonus_HolodeckPrev.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:51pm CST

A sweet discovery leads to some metaphorically rotten teeth when Cmdr. Hayes and Lt. Cola beam down to Papara, the ice cream planet.

Direct download: IST_ep_53_In_Space_Everyone_Screams_for_Ice_Cream.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:56am CST

Capt. Baxter and Lt. Lady Cola are stuck in a cave. I don't know what else to say.

Direct download: ISTBonus_Qavern100712.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

A survey of ancient ruins threatens the ship with...well, theres some debate on what.

Direct download: IST52_WhereFiends.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00am CST

The crew of the Sisyphus is instructed to review a mission log of the USS Enterprise, Starfleet's flagship.

Direct download: ISTCommentary_11001001.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 12:28am CST

This week Improvised Star Trek participated in TrekMate's 24-Hour Podathon. To do our part to raise money for Amnesty International and the Watford General Hospital Special Care Baby Unit, we improvised an entire episode live on-air, complete with special effects and soundtrack courtesy of Dan Granata on the soundboard. Please enjoy!

Direct download: Bonus_Ep__The_Improvised_Star_Trek_Into_Darkness.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:33pm CST

While enjoying the mall on Starbase 22, Captain Baxter makes a questionable purchase which leads to Godhood.

Direct download: IST51_LiveLongandBuyaTimeshare.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:05pm CST

A bonus scene from June 24th, 2012 explores the creative process, plus news for Sept 1, 2012.

Direct download: IST090112Bonus_CaptainsDoc.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:44pm CST