Monday, April 14, 2014

Improvised Star Trek Podcast Bonus Scene: Spock's Appendix

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.


Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson


-We had a busy March. Thanks everyone who came out to see us at NerdFest, ChiFiCon and the Chicago Improv Festival. Thanks to Improvised Jane Austen for guesting at our CIF show.
-Enter to win Shatner's World Tickets in Chicago via our Facebook page:
-Thanks JoshuAwesome Ysaguirre for the great iTunes review!
-Our next live show is on 4/25/2014 at iO Chicago:

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CONTEST- Win Tickets to Shatner's World in Downtown Chicago

Hi Everybody,

IST is giving away three pairs of tickets to see Shatner's World in downtown Chicago on April 24th. To be entered to win, simply like or comment on our status on Facebook announcing this contest by Wednesday April 16th. 

Like the status to win on Facebook!

Fathom Events and are thrilled to bring one of the most recognizable actors of our time, William Shatner, to select cinemas nationwide for a hilarious one-night event on Thursday, April 24.

Shatner’s World, the critically acclaimed one-man show, takes audiences on an exhilarating behind-the-scenes voyage through his storied life and career.  With an energetic mix of personal anecdotes, laugh-out-loud humor and poignant moments, William Shatner shares his phenomenal journey from classically-trained Shakespearean actor to internationally-known cultural icon, all the while illuminating the unique persona of his most important character, himself.

William Shatner is an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series T.J. Hooker before hosting TV’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911. He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.

Thursday, April 24th

Time:  7:30pm across all time zones

Event Length:  Approximately 96 minutes

Monday, April 7, 2014

Improvised Star Trek Podcast Episode 84: We are Never Ever Ever Getting Back to Our Spaceship

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.

Griffen Eckstein as: Lt. Cmdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Jimmy Hitler, Ticket Taker, Skylarq, Gerard
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Security Robot, Mini-Skirt Mouse, It's a Small Universe Voice
Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Bill Clinton 
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Teen Girl 1, Earth Mountain Voice 
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Loudspeaker Voice, Mystery House Woman, Amusement Park Planet Employee 
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Clarella, Zaylor Zwift, Skylarq's Mom, Ronald Reagan 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Improvised Star Trek Podcast Episode 83: Game of Captains' Chairs

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 "Game of Thrones" 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.


Griffen Eckstein as Ensign Lackey, Lt. Cmdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Nurse LaBoob
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, Kurg, Ensign Red Ronnet Connington
Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'got
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensign Aegon Powers
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Pancakes Johnson, Sallerys Stormborn, Captain Owl
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Mo Reznak of Borg

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bonus: Coffee


  • See us live at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest on 3/21 at Stage 773 at 9 PM.
  • See us live at our regular show at iO on 3/28 at midnight.
  • Meet us in person at Chi-Fi Con on 3/29!
  • To view the video bonus scene recorded by the Chicago Sun-Times, check out this link: The Chicago Sun-Times 

  • We are having a 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.