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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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English


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Stranded in the Subspace of Love

9/11/2017
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When Baxter & Rayvek find themselves stranded in subspace, the rest of the crew end up rudderless. There’s some ugly crying in here. Improvised on May 14, 2017 from a suggestion Paul Nichols via Facebook Edited by Roger Payton Featuring Dan Granata as Jeb, DeFarge, Arboretum Punk Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Arboretum Punk Sean Kelley as Crick Watson Eli Mandel as Zeke, Rip Stipley, Jeremy Swanson Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem, a Ferengi Matt Young as Cpt. Julius...

Duration: 00:25:39


Ep 169: Taco Doomsday

8/29/2017
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A quantum entanglement threatens to endanger the crew of the Sisyphus and takes root right where it hurts most - within the ship's handheld loose meat. DuFarge and Lorem get to know each other. Rip upgrades his communicator. This episode was improvised on May 14, 2017 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson via Facebook. Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, British Child Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, Historian Matt Young as Cpt....

Duration: 00:31:57


Ep 168: The Skeleton Was Inside You All Along

8/13/2017
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When the a talent-stealing alien visits the USS Sisyphus...oh no, he took my skills at writing episode summaries! Improvised April 2, 2017 from a suggestion by Joe Redhead via Facebook Edited by Chris Rathjen Starring Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Scooter Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Matt Young as...

Duration: 00:26:12


Ep 167: Like Literally Forever

7/30/2017
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Ep 167: Like Literally Forever Captain Baxter steps on some sentient grass on an alien world and gets sentenced to another stint in a mind-prison. Meanwhile, the crew cascades through his mind palaces with LITERAL abandon. Improvised May 28th, 2017 from a suggestion by John Godwin via Facebook Featuring: Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Greg and Reporter Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes and Alien Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem and Alien Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick...

Duration: 00:18:32


Ep 166: Only The Broken

7/16/2017
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When Rayvek takes a break from her counseling duties, the rest of the crew follows her lead and takes a break...from their sanity Eleanor Hollingsworth as Lt. Rayvek Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zonalzon Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Holographic Abraham Lincoln Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Stock Suburban Character Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Spot Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Brandon, Brandina

Duration: 00:28:43


Bonus: It's Earth Day Ch'arlie Lorem

7/11/2017
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Lorem embraces other peoples' heritage. Improvised as a warm-up on April 2, 2014 from a title by Ryan Soto on Facebook Starring Sean Kelley as Crick Watson Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem Featuring Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi Eleanor Hollingsworth as an Ensign Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes Plus The News: Check out our new website! Thanks for all the iTunes Reviews! Keep 'em coming! Music: Jupiter by Gustav Holst, performed by the Royal...

Duration: 00:03:31


Ep 165: You're Only Old Once

7/3/2017
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Corbomite, Rita, & Ch'arles go antiquing, but will the real steal be a vintage endtable, or the theft of their futures? Improvised on February 26, 2017 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje on Facebook Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Ujevenivia Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr Crick Watson, Horace Christopher Rathjen as Gerard, Cdr. Hayes Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Julia Weiss as Rougie, Lt. Rita King, Little Kid The Sponges as Themselves Sponsored by Cards Against...

Duration: 00:24:13


Ep 164: The Stupidest Planet in the World

6/18/2017
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There is more below the surface when the Sisyphus encounters a group of Federation hopefuls. Rip and Lorem begin adjusting to their new roles on the ship, Crick takes a side-job, and Intern Bobbi intercepts some interesting transmissions. Improvised March 19, 2017 from a suggestion by Mckenzie Alexander Boyle via Facebook Edited by Eric Scull Starring Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi, Deeny Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek Sean Kelley as Gerlis, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Eli...

Duration: 00:26:13


E163: The Wolf Who Cried Boy

6/4/2017
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Rip takes Ch'arles and Crick to his home away from home on the range, while Counselor Rayvek helps the crew face the varmints within. Improvised February 12, 2017, from a suggestion by Scott Morales via Facebook. Edited by Chris Rathjen Featuring Rayna Caskey as Bobbi the Intern, Lupe the (Holo)wolf Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Jonathan the (Holo)wolf Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem,...

Duration: 00:25:43


Bonus: Ch'Changes

5/24/2017
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Talents emerge and a new crew member starts at the most important location on the ship: Starboards. Rayna Caskey joins the cast as Ensign Bobbie Intern! Also, you can see Chris, Sean, and Julia at the Cards Against Humanity Live! show at the Greenhouse Theater on Friday April 26th. https://www.greenhousetheater.org/cardsagainsthumanitylive

Duration: 00:07:36


Ep 162: Red Flag Ship

5/8/2017
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Ensign Operator gets major warning signs when the Sisyphus encounters the Maulvic Empire, which has a pretty sweet ski slope, brah. Featuring Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator, Dr. Zonalzon Matt Young as Capt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg Chris Rathjen as Captain Gordo, Holographic Abraham Lincoln, Holographic Matt Smith Eli Mandel as Maulvic Lieutenant Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Duration: 00:28:21


Bonus Episode: The Three Pip Club

5/1/2017
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Enjoy this lost episode from 2013, 2373, when the crew get embroiled in a seedy starbase ensign fighting ring. Improvised from a suggestion by Justin Kavanaugh Scored by Dan Granta Starring Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Ensign Lackey, Cpt. Alistaire Cookie Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Bouncer, MC Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, Cocktail Waitress Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Cdr. Manny Chartruse Julia...

Duration: 00:24:39


Ep 161: Spacebuckets

4/17/2017
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Space & buckets, together at last. Improvised December 18. 2016 from a suggestion Rob Taffen Edited by Roger Payton Griffen Eckstein as James T. Jamms Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Ray ek Sean Kelly as LtCdr. Crick Watson Irene Marquette as En Holga Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Matt Young as Cpt Julius V Baxter Sponsored by Know Your Company, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Duration: 00:22:22


Ep 160: Fifth Contact

4/4/2017
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The Cheloxian diplomatic mission, if that's even the right word for whatever this is, is getting complicated as Cmdr. Hayes and the crew try to decide whether they're really feeling what they ought to be feeling by this point in a diplomatic encounter. Meanwhile, Counselor Rayvek explores the relationship between Ch'arles and Lorem. Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes Eli Mandel as Cheloxian Prime Minister Mary Cait Walthall as Prittania and Ensign Operator Sean Kelly as Lt. Cmdr....

Duration: 00:28:05


Bonus: Elementary, My Dear Crick Watson

3/30/2017
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A special bonus episode, suggested by Ben Syn. Improvised on March 19, 2017.

Duration: 00:09:02


Ep 159: Mrs. Buttersbee

3/19/2017
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Words can kill! But what else can they do? ...When the Sisyphus transports one of the Federation's top-ranked poets, a rivalry may spell bad things for the crew. Meanwhile, Rip Stipley finds himself in a different kind of prison... This episode was improvised on October 2, 2016 from a suggestion by Eddie Krakhmalnikov via Facebook. Edited by Eric Scull Starring: Rayna Caskey as Mrs. Buttersbee Eli Mandell as Rip Stipley Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes Mary Cait Walthall...

Duration: 00:26:05


Ep 158: Constantly on the Moon like a Shark

3/5/2017
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Responding to a distress call on a distant moon, the crew finds themselves treading water in the salty space ocean of their deepest fears. They'd probably all drown too but their cultural insensitivity to Rayvek and Tricorder 7Plus's keep them buoyed with self-importance. SHARK!!! Recorded on April 17th 2016 from a suggestion by Joel Svenson via facebook Featuring Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg, Distress Caller, Martha Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Distress Caller and...

Duration: 00:28:39


Ep 157: Tinder

2/19/2017
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Will sparks fly when Rip and Rita crash land, or will the rest of the crew just stop responding to messages and totally ghost them for no apparent reason I mean why even bother swiping right if you won't even send a message to the person you swiped right on? Improvised on December 11, 2016, from a suggestion from @engrpe on Twitter. Featuring: Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Fairy with a Nice Face Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stipley Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon Matt...

Duration: 00:21:28


Ep 156: Rescue Dog: The Dog That Rescues People

2/6/2017
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Lt. Son faces his greatest test yet. Testing. Improvised July 24th, 2016 from a suggestion by Tyson Thorp via Facebook Edited by Chris Rathjen Featuring Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Son, Lt. Lackey Dleanor Hollingsworth Counselor Rayvek, R'Vella Sean Kelly as Lt. Carl, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Cardassian Eli Mandel as R.D., Rip Stipley Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Past Proctor, Guild President, Dr. F'gaux Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King Matt Young Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, The...

Duration: 00:25:10


Ep 155: Beam Me Up Before You Go Girl

1/23/2017
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The crew experiences trials, both in space and planet side, I do declare. Improvised on November 16, 2016 from a suggestion by David Quinn via Facebook Featuring Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson, J.A.G. Beauregard T. Dixison Eli Mandel as Headman, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Acting Lawyer Rip Stipley Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalson Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg Sponsored by Cards...

Duration: 00:17:27

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