Saturday, June 27, 2009

(130) Improvised Star Trek

130   Star Trek: Beyond has been moved to

WARNING:  Some audio releases by Inprovised Star Trek may not be family-friendly.

Improvised Star Trek is a Chicago-based comedic improv group which creates Trek comedy shorts and audio set in the time and universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
ITunes:  There were 130 audio files containing 78 episodes as of 12/28/2013.
In September of 2016, they won the Parsec Award for "Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody."  They posted this video accepting the award: (0:25).

 Download them from iTunes here:

They seem to be more audio than film.   Two recent film releases are a Christmas short, "It's A Wonderful Trek"!   (2:56).(Released Dec. 20, 2012)
and (on January 2, 2013)

TriTricorder Again  (  (2:07)

Hlchop! (3:11)  This is a love son in Klingon... with the appropriate attitude for Klingons.

They have created this listing to clarify their relationship to the traditional Trek Timeline: .

It is not yet clear that this well retain a page rather than going under Comedy Shorts.

They also have live on stage offering for those who live in the area of Chicago.  See

"Three Long Days" from Improvised Star Trek. On March 23, 2019, they performed live on the Cards Against Humanity Comedy Stage at C2E2 in Chicago, IL. This is online on Youtube as a an audio recording with a slideshow of the performance: sort of halfway between an audio drama and a film! Improving their project management strategies causes the crew of the Sisyphus more problems than they can count on their many limbs. (47:04).

The Naked Whenever LIVE at GenreThon 2019 the final performance from Improvised Star Trek after a ten year run! Something funky is afoot when the clothes on the USS Sisyphus go missing. The video includes cast warmups, the full episode begins at 15:00. Recorded August 24, 2019 at the OtherWorld Theatre in Chicago, IL. Winner of "Best of the Fest" for GenreThon 2019. (59:17) released 1 Sep 2019. 

Evidently "final performance" doesn't mean the last time are to hear this cast of talented improv artists! After doing a couple of live watch-a-longs of classic Star Trek episodes...
TNG S3.E18 "Cause and Effect" (57:30) 16 May 2020
TNG S4.E20 "Qpid" (59:14) 18 May 2020.

This was followed without major fanfare by The Measure of a Manatee, a "video comic" style release of their usual lively, comedic style combined with some quality animated graphics. Originally released as an online entry for Genrethon 2020 of Otherworld Theatre, a Science Fiction and Fantasy theatre & bar in Chicago. Streamed on 10 Jul, 2020, it was billed as 'Improvised Star Trek: The Lost Episode' and the title shows it to have been improvised on 15 Oct, 2017.
It on the Otherworld Youtube channel at (31:00)
It is on the Improvised Star Trek channel at (31:03) 13 July 2020.

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