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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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Episodes

Bonus: Irene and Hannah Curtain Call

10/10/2019
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Empress Lady Cola and her last remaining ensign, face big moral questions while tenuously surviving on an abandoned ship. ALSO Empress Lady Cola returns to a planet where she dropped a baby off, a few years ago, and tries to retrieve it. AND Finally, Irene Marquette and Hannah Parsons give a brief farewell. Starring: Irene Marquette as Empress Lady Cola Hannah Parsons as Ensign Your Highness and Baby Lady Edited by Hannah Parsons

Duration:00:15:41

Ep 219: Every Single Door is Broken

10/6/2019
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When every single door on the ship is broken the crew must find ways to cope with their poopy situation. Improvised July 21st, 2019 from a suggestion by @powerupemily via Twitter Starring: Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King and Ensign Spot Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern Edited by Hannah Parsons Sponsored by Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

Duration:00:18:39

Ep 218: We'll Always Have Parasites

9/30/2019
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After visiting a jungle planet, a nearby Starfleet vessel turns up the heat for the Sisyphus crew. Meanwhile, Zarlene makes some difficult choices. Improvised on July 28, 2019 from a suggestion by Jessica B. via Twitter Edited by Eric Scull Starring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, Cpt. Paul Rudd Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, En. DumpInaBucket Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator With special...

Duration:00:43:33

Ep 217: Oh Doctor, My Doctor!

9/23/2019
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Dr. Zonalzon puts it all on the online, but when fame presents new problems, can she kiss-it-better? Lorem & Spot connect the dots. Improvised January 13, 2019 from a suggestion by Kevin Hennessy via twitter. (With a brief scene borrowed from The Ship Explodes at the End suggested by @KanetheBoar) Starring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdt. Crick Watson, Mr. Ernst. Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Bronson Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Kyle Connor Mary Cait Walthall as Dr....

Duration:00:28:17

Ep 216: Murder on the Murder Express

9/15/2019
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What will happen aboard the Murder Express? Murder. Probably murder. Featuring: Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Leprechaun Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Mssr. LaPhlegm Sean Kelly as Lt. Crick Watson, Jehovah the Butler Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Conductor

Duration:00:21:21

Bonus: Cast on the Making of IST

9/9/2019
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Part 1 of a conversation the cast of Improvised Star Trek had following the final episode of IST, recorded August 18, 2019 Featuring Rayna Caskey Sean Kelley Chris Rathjen Nick Wagner Mary Cait Walthall Julia Weiss Matt Young

Duration:00:24:39

Ep 215: The Naked Whenever

8/31/2019
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Something funky is afoot when the clothes on the USS Sisyphus go missing. Improvised in a live performance at GenreThon 2019 at the OtherWorld Theatre in Chicago, IL Recorded August 24, 2019 Includes cast warmups - full episode begins at 15:00 Featuring Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern Dan Granta as Lt. DuFarge Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson, a shirt Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, a shirt Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, Gavin Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene...

Duration:01:01:06

Announcement: All Good Things...

8/19/2019
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It's a special announcement from the cast of Improvised Star Trek. Improvised Star Trek's first appeared as a live show on October 19, 2009, & was reborn as a podcast on April 10, 2011. After a decade aboard the USS Sisyphus, and over 200 episodes, we're flying off into the sunset. Keep listening for final episodes and behind-the-scenes material in coming months as we prepare to say goodbye to the finest ship in the fleet. And if you're in Chicago, check out our final live performance as...

Duration:00:02:29

Bonus: You think this a game?

8/14/2019
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You think this a bonus scene? Improvised July 28, 2019 from a suggestion by Shawn Morgan via Facebook Featuring Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes Sean Kelley as Entity 1 Nick Wagner as Entity 2 Mary Cait Walthall as Entity 3 The News: - See us Live as GenreThon! - Check out The Experts podcast featuring Irene Marquette -Thanks to new iTunes reviewers!

Duration:00:04:52

Ep 214: Dear Aliens

8/11/2019
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No one is surprised when Corbo gets impaled by ANOTHER girder. Meanwhile, Baxter is busy bonding with his alien pen pal, Crystal. Improvised June 30th, 2019 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje via Facebook Starring: Matt Young as Captain Baxter Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson Julia Weiss as Ensign Spot and Crystal Edited by Hannah Parsons Sponsored by Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

Duration:00:20:47

Ep 213: It's 5 O'Clock Everywhere

7/29/2019
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The Sisyphus crew find themselves in a mysterious laboratory with an eccentric doctor. Next, they find themselves in a mysterious laboratory with an eccentric doctor. This episode was improvised on Jun 23, 2019 from a suggestion by @messgirl via Twitter Edited by Eric Scull Starring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Christopher Rathjen as Dr. Zong Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zonalzon Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Rick This episode sponsored by...

Duration:00:25:40

Lt. Toast and the Mysterious Toaster

7/7/2019
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Lt. Sourdough makes his play. Improvised as a warm-up on June 30, 2019 from a suggestion by @greenturtles6 via Twitter. Featuring Nick Wagner as Lt. Cdr. Ch'arles Lorem Matt Young as Lt. Sourdough Julia Weiss as Cpt. Butter Edited by Chris Rathjen News We're performing live with the Otherworld Theater's SciFi Comedy Festival Genre-Thon August 24. Details Here. Thanks to all our recent iTunes reviewers!

Duration:00:03:59

Ep 212: Slings and Arrows

6/30/2019
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While daring Sisyphus flies through dark space A ghost requires a Lorem face to face And as the crew's reality does ween Is all the world a stage, or all a dream? Chris Rathjen as Ghost of Lt. Pombeau, Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Julia Weis as Ensign Spot, Lt. Rita King Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Sean Kelly as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson. Dan Granata as Lt. DeFarge

Duration:00:17:58

Ep 211: The Death of Admiral Bonbonbonbon

6/16/2019
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Mourning the death of an old friend, the crew mustache themselves where it all went Ron. Improvised on March 2, 2016 from a suggestion by Steve Marsh via Facebook. Edited by Chris Rathjenjenjenjen Starring: Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, Admiral Ron Bonbonbonbon Mary Cait Walthall as Admiral Portia Hayes Julia Weiss as Dawn Jonston-Bonbonbonbon, Mustache & Matt Young as Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg Sponsored...

Duration:00:16:42

Ep 210: Ever Have I Never

6/9/2019
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Ever have I never, lead the crew of the Sisyphus to their doom. Improvised on February 17, 2019 from a suggestion by Deanna Domino via Facebook. Starring: Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon and Ensign Operator Julia Weiss as Rita King and Ensign Spot Edited by Hannah Parsons Brought to you by Overcast through the Chicago Podcast Coop

Duration:00:23:51

Ep 209: Brevity is the

4/29/2019
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#209: Brevity is the Rita ends things. This episode was improvised on February 17, 2019 from a suggestion by Brian Sebby via Facebook. Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, Cloud, Bronson Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as En. Jill, En. Operator, Cloud Julia Weiss as Spot, Lt. Rita King Brought to you by Lagunitas through the Chicago Podcast Coop

Duration:00:22:28

Ep 208: Oops All Spiders

4/16/2019
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The crew needs to face their fears, like you do. Improvised August 26, 2018 from a suggestion by Joel Svenson via Facebook, when we had no idea there'd be spiders in episode 207. Edited by Roger Payton Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity via the Chicago Podcast Coop Starring Carl Clancy as Arachnina the Spider Queen, Chief O'Daugherty, Pup Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Doggo Queen Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Failure Queen Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign...

Duration:00:27:07

Bonus: Spring Creaming

4/12/2019
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Rita springs twitterpation on an alien captain. Improvised on April 7, 2019 from a suggestion by Gavin Rehder via Facebook Starring Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King Chris Rathjen as Alien Captain Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson News Thanks for coming to C2E2! Check out our Youtube page for video! We appeared on the Final Frontier Podcast Ep 33! Thanks to new iTunes reviewers!

Duration:00:04:41

Ep 207: Three Long Days

4/1/2019
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Improving their project management causes the crew of the Sisyphus more problems than they can count on their many limbs. Performed LIVE on March 23, 2019 at the Cards Against Humanity Comedy Stage at C2E2 in Chicago, IL. Starring Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern Dan Granata as Lt. DeFarge Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, En. Baskin Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Pierre Spidier, Pierre Spidier Junier Mary Cait Walthall as Dr....

Duration:00:47:04

Ep 206: Table for One

3/18/2019
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Grabbing a table, with the rest of his party on the way, proves to be one of Captain Baxter’s most infuriating missions. Improvised February 3rd 2019 from a suggestion by Julia Bedford via Facebook. Starring: Matt Young as Captain Baxter and Ambassador who likes to Annex Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes, SpappleBees Employee and Mind Parasite. Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson and Ambassador Glaukon Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon and...

Duration:00:22:33