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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.

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.
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Chicago, IL

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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.

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Bonus: Bajoregan Trail

12/6/2018
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Rita and Lorem have died of Syphilis. Improvised September 30, 2018 from a suggestion by Justin Kavanaugh via Facebook Staring Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King with Reyna Caskey as Loraine Sean Kelley as Cow Chris Rathjen as Constance Gepetto, Sandra, Mertle, Frell, & Bler as themselves We're having a special Live show to celebrate our 200th episode. Check out our website for details on how to join us in Chicago or stream the show live December 18!

Duration:00:05:33

Ep 199: Spice World

11/12/2018
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This episode is a real a mindkiller, with an important message: Kids, do drugs. Improvised October 21 from a suggestion by Ken Kreer via Facebook Edited by Chris Rathjen Featuring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Chodi Fosster Eli Mandel as Security Chief Rip Stipley, Mother Sporty Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Becket Beckam Nick Wagner as Lt. Cdr. Ch'arles Lorem, Great Caterpillar Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity and the...

Duration:00:26:34

Bonus: Crick's Day Off

11/4/2018
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Crick meets Dracula. Finally. Improvised November 4, 2018 from a suggestion by JJ Melcher via facebook. Starring Sean Kelley Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Matt Yound as Count Dracula, Renfield Edited by Chris Rathjen News this week: Eli Mandel departs for Saturday Night Live (like a month ago) Thanks to new reviewers! Improvised Star Trek is on Spotify! VOTE!

Duration:00:04:58

Ep 198: One Missing Phaser

10/22/2018
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Confined to a parlor, the crew narrows down suspects to solve a murder case, while an eccentric ambassador doubts their methods. Improvised on July 8, 2018 from a suggestion by David Swarles via Facebook Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Baker Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Butcher, Dr. F'geaux Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Lydia Whitmer, Kreblian Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot, Matt...

Duration:00:23:21

Ep 197: I Will Go Hailing No More

10/7/2018
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A breakthrough in communications causes breakdowns on the Sisyphus. Improvised on July 1, 2018. Title suggested by Holly Hilton via Facebook. Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot, Diane Swanson Mary Cait Walthall as En. Operator, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon Eli Mandel as Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Rip Stipley Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, T'Ripp (a Vulcan) Dan Granata as Lt. Defarge And special guest: Eric Scull as CommuneX 5000

Duration:00:26:01

Ep 196: Moon for Sale

9/18/2018
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The Crew gets a real fixer-upper. Improvised February 11, 2018 from a suggestion by Brian Sebby via Facebook. Edited by Roger Payton Starring Rayna Caskey as En Bobbi Intern, Sweetie Larson, Lt. Vanderson, Jenny the Barista Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Kevin Larson, Jeremy Swanson, Scutty Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem, Connie the Realtor, a Barista, a Dark God Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Brie Larson, En Spot, Holographic Diane, En Mark Sean Kelley as LtCdr Crick Watson, Barista, Starp...

Duration:00:25:52

Bonus: Taxi, Follow That Shuttle!

9/10/2018
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Please enjoy this week's bonus scene. Edited by Chris Rathjen Starring: Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley Matt Young as Captain Baxter "Taxi, Follow that Shuttle!" was improvised as a warm-up scene on July 22, 2018 from a suggestion by TalonLardner via Twitter. If your IST episodes 191 or 194 sound funny (in a weird way. not in the usual way) simpy re-download the episodes on your podcast app. We had some technical issues that have since been addressed! Check out editor Hannah Parsons with...

Duration:00:04:40

Ep 195: Encounter at PowerPoint

9/2/2018
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The crew encounter a time portal resulting in an “incident” that has altered the timeline. Now half the crew has gills and Crick and Rip are sent back to 1999 Earth to try and correct the timeline by getting a woman elected president. Improvised July 1st 2018 from a suggestion by Timescanner via Twitter Starring: Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator and Beth Julia Weiss...

Duration:00:26:41

Ep194: Well Well Well Well Well Well Well Well

8/19/2018
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When Admiral Van Dorn comes for the Sisyphus' insextion, the crew learns they may be too professional. Rip clogs the pipes. Improvised April 15, 2018 from a suggestion by David Swarles via Facebook Edited by Chris Rathjen Starring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, a Gremblar Eli Mandel as Security Chief Rip Stiply Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, T.O.N.Y., a Gremblar Meredith Stepian as Admiral Van Dorn, a Gremblar Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En....

Duration:00:39:48

Ep 193: A Mild Case of Omniphobia

8/5/2018
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Fear overtakes the Sisyphus at an inopportune moment. Can the crew overcome their worries in time for a conference with the Klingons and Romulan Star Empire? This episode was improvised on May 27, 2018 from a suggestion by Myrl Wallace via Facebook. Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Klingon, Romulan Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Klingon, Romulan Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, K'orbo, Romulan Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Klingon,...

Duration:00:20:05

Ep 192: This Ship Ain't Big Enough for the Two of Me

7/24/2018
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Duplicity abounds aboard the Sisyphus as the performance reviews roll in. Starring: Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Rich Alfonso as Lt. Darius Mercury, Snip Snipley Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Bronson

Duration:00:24:42

Ep 191: 6000 Degrees of Separation

7/8/2018
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When a planet with a dying atmosphere needs saving, Crick has a plan. Also Bobbi has a plan. And Lorem has plan. And Lt. Mercury has a plan. It's a plan rich day. Improvised on February 15, 2018 from a suggestion by Cameron Witham (@blockpastmaple) via twitter Starring Rich Alfonso as Lt. Mercury Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Ch'arles...

Duration:00:23:49

Bonus: Lerst In Sperce

7/1/2018
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Ermahgerd Starring Mary Cait Walthall as Derkter Zerlern Zernerner Julia Weiss as Lerternern Reter Kerng Improvised June 24, 2018 from a suggestion by Tyson Thorp via Facebook. Edited by Chris Rathjen News: Matt Young (Captain Baxter) has appeared on the 15 Minutes With Lincoln podcast Eric Scull (Producer) has a new podcast HR Unconfidential Mary Cait Walthall has a Go Fund Me for her training at London's Embodies Poetics School We're a year behind on thanking people...

Duration:00:04:34

Ep 190: The Doctor is in...Space

6/24/2018
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During a spacewalk, Dr. Zonalzon is abducted by inspirational space entities and is forced to reassess her love life and goats… I mean goals! Improvised on May 20th 2018 from a suggestion by Robert Boileau via Twitter Starring: Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes, GOAT Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, T'ripp, GOAT Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply, GOAT Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, GOAT And Special Guest Dan...

Duration:00:25:20

Ep 189: Island of Dougs

6/13/2018
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Doug has an A********. Good Business; Good Starfleet. Improvised on May 6, 2018 from a suggestion by Justin Lipsitz via Facebook Starring Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Doug Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Old Doug Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as En. Operator, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Doug Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Doug, Bennigans Waitress, TGID Waitress, a child Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Doug,...

Duration:00:31:24

Ep 188: The Hollow Star

5/28/2018
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On board a shuttlecraft returning from an astrometrics conference, the crew spends time getting to know one another better. Until it seems that a nearby star is following them... This episode was improvised on November 26, 2017 from a suggestion by TehBorg (@strtrk1701) on Twitter. Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner...

Duration:00:20:10

Bonus: He Has the Whole World in His Pants

5/21/2018
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In this flashback to the early days of their relationship, Rip and Zarlene boldy balance career, romance, and veneral civilizations. Improvised August 6, 2017 from a suggestion by Duke DeRiven via Facebook. Featuring Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter edited by Chris Rathjen News: Come see us onstage June 2 at the opening of Juggernaut Film Festival...

Duration:00:04:13

Ep 187: Scoop Ye Hydrogen While Ye May

5/13/2018
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The inexorable march of time catches up to Lt. DeFarge and En. Bobbi, while Corbomite, Lorem, and Rip recapture the lost feelings of youth. Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Dan Granata as DeFarge Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'geaux Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Eli Mandel as Jeremy Swanson, Lt. Rip Stipley

Duration:00:25:59

Ep 186: My Dinner with Androids

4/30/2018
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Crick Wines, Dines, and Brings Onlines. Improvised on October 21, 2017 from a suggestion by Michael Greenhut via Facebook Sponsored by Overcast, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Duration:00:18:48

Ep 185: Melts in Your Mouth, Not Someone Else's Mouth

4/15/2018
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When Zarlene gets bored and develops prank candy that melts in your mouth not someone else's mouth, the side effects harden into literal statues of her fears. Meanwhile, a very important ambassador is on board and the man Zarlene “secretly” loves tortures a stranger who, it may turn out, is pranking the ship the hardest! Improvised September 24th, 2017 from a suggestion by Robert Fontenot via Facebook Edited by Hannah Parsons Featuring Matt Young as Captain Baxter and Lt....

Duration:00:24:14