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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

Ep 226: Four Weddings and Also Another Wedding

11/23/2019
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How do comedies end? Improvised on August 18, 2019 from a suggestion by Elliot M. Rauscher via Facebook Edited by Chris Rathjen Starring Rayna Caskey as Security Chief Bobbie Intern, En. DumP'in'a'Bucket Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Admiral Damocles, Lt. Doubtfire Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Atlas, Admiral Edelweiss Nick Wagner as Lt. Cdr. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalnzon, En. Cecile Operator, Admiral Portia Hayes, En. Julia...

Duration:00:35:54

Bonus: Cast on the Making of IST Part 3

11/21/2019
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Part 3 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 Hear the last episode of IST with the cast at our live listening party November 22. RSVP here.

Duration:00:20:55

Ep 225: Part Two, Part I

11/19/2019
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Will Lorem's rogue government cause Zarlene's early demise? Will Bobbie and Bronson ever reconcile? Find out in the thrilling conclusion! Featuring Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley Sean Kelley as Lt. Crick Watson Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Bronson Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbie Intern Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator, Zarlene Zonalzon

Duration:00:19:05

Ep224:A Long Dayscycle Journey Into Nightcycle

11/17/2019
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When it looks like Crick is moving up in the multiverse, the crew turns their eye to their bucket lists. Improvised on August 11, 2019 from a suggestion by Kyle Schafer via Facebook. Edited by Chris Rathjen Starring Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine...

Duration:00:29:48

Bonus: Cast on the Making of IST Part 2

11/10/2019
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Part 2 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 RSVP for our final episode listening party, Nov 22, here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4425129

Duration:00:19:19

Ep 223: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

11/5/2019
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Thumbed for an iffy prognosis, Lorem and Corbo peace out. Zarlene can't quite put her finger on a cause for the latest outbreak. Bobbi and Crick consult an index of away missions. Rip Stipley returns to the Sisyphus in time to lend a hand. Improvised on August 4, 2019 from a suggestion by Cameron Witham via Twitter. Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Engineer Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Eerrrmmmm Christopher...

Duration:00:31:17

Ep 222: USS Sisyphus Holoween Spooktacular

10/31/2019
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A collection of spooky, ooky, and downright kooky scenes from the USS Sisyphus. * Rad Alert improvised May 5, 2019 from a suggestion by Wolfgang Deutsch * Rise of Pancakes Johnson improvised August 18, 2019 from a suggestion by Chip Wood *Corborobics improvised May 5th, 2019 from a suggestion by Laura Illige Harvey *Dog-boy, the Human-faced Dog improvised August 18, 2019 from asuggestion by Joe Redhead *Don't Drink your Pee...Mandatory Training improvised May 5, 2019 from a...

Duration:00:30:13

Ep 221: Seeking Counsel

10/27/2019
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Your favorite counselor wets their whistle. Improvised Sunday Sept 15, 2019 Starring Eleanor Hollingsworth as Lt. Rayvek Joe Phillips as Japhy Whitman with Kimberly Kutt as Synthr01d edited by Chris Rathjen Sponsored by Backblaze via the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Duration:00:32:29

Bonus: The Tribble with Troubles

10/19/2019
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The Crew meets a down-on-its-luck Tribble, and does what they do best. Plus, find details about how you can join the cast for the final episode of Improvised Star Trek. Improvised on August 18, 2019 from many many suggestion by all of you. Thank you. Edited by Chris Rathjen Starring Rayna Caskey as Security Chief Bobbi Intern Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, a Tribble-monger Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr....

Duration:00:07:20

Ep 220: Vesselmania

10/14/2019
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The crew is seeing double when they attend Starfleets celebration of Space, Drinking, & Psychic Vessels. Chekov's pun does not go off. Improvised April 7, 2019 from a suggestion by Chris Lane via Facebook Edited by Roger Payton Starring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, USS Hood Officer Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Ticket Taker Twins Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, Zarthur, an NCE, Twick & Twat Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, an NCE Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita...

Duration:00:28:58

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