Star Trek Improv Takes It To New York City Streets [Star Trekkin]


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Star Trek Improv Takes It To New York City Streets [Star Trekkin]

Star Trekkin, New York city's own Star Trek improv team, tosses aside the whole tired improv ****ck of yesterday and invites the audience to journey across space to uncharted planets with a new adventure filled with red alerts, phasers and just a little bit of that Trek romance. It's the first Friday of every month, including this Friday.


While each performance differs, the crew has a well blended smattering of classic Trek personalities that were thankfully able to deliver a collection of laugh-out-loud moments. Honestly I really treasured a lot of the characters from my performance including the lovely female Captain (Katherine Caldwell) and an inoculation-jonesing Medic (Aaron D. Saenz). Any improv group that is going to make fun of a tattoo-wearing secret monk society that doesn't actually help — but saves the day in the end — is aces in my captain's log, especially when they try and rip said tattoos off.

The good news is the group's improv isn't too Trek-heavy for non-fans, with lots of jokes that will work for anyone. But the crew still throws in enough fan humor that keep it in the galactic quadrant of fun.


The show is a full hour on the first Friday of each month (that's this Friday) at Sage Theatre (711 7th Avenue) at 10 PM. Go this week, because I think the crew may be taking a break for a bit after that. Oh, and there's a bar.

[Star Trekkin]


(Via io9)