Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Poster Contest Correction and Extension

Hi ISTers,

It has come to our attention that we had some incorrect information on our web site regarding our poster contest last month and we did not receive some of the entries. We apologize for this.

Because of this, we are extending the poster contest to 5/9/2014.

If you have already created a poster, email it to That is the correct email address.

Additional contest information follows:

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.

Thanks Everybody!

The Cast and Crew of the USS Sisyphus

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Improvised Star Trek Podcast Bonus Scene: Corbomite and the Case of the Missing Shoe

Commander Hayes journeys to the ship's locker room on a quest for his lost footwear.


Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes
Griffen Eckstein as Locker Room Attendant


-This week's full-length episode is delayed and will be available in a few days.
-We have a live show at iO Chicago on 4/25. If you attend C2E2, present your pass at the box-office to get 2-for-1 tickets to the show. Click here to learn more:
-This week is the one-year anniversary of HIchop.
-Thanks for the iTunes reviews from JoshuAwesome, Jredhead, and One of Lorem's Victims. To leave a review, head over to iTunes.

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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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