Talk:Arena (Star Trek: The Original Series)

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The Metrons[edit]

Doesn't it seem more plausible for speculation that the Metrons could have been an early version of the Q rather than Trelane? Sure Trelane shares the mischief factor that Q has but the Metron shows more powers and curiousity in humans that the Q seem to have had.--Skeev 17:41, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

No, that's ridiculous. The Metrons scanned the Enterprise, something the more-or-less omniscient Q would never need to do.
And Trelane used a device to control his environment and was to clueless to know how out of date he was. That's a whole lot farther out of charachter of a Q than the Metrons.

The idea of the Q never existed in the original series as the Metrons did, to compare both species is unfair under those circomstances, we have to keep an open mind about such things as there are a lot of thought put into the original Trek that have great potential, but completely lost in the Next-Gen and other sagas. Who knows, perhaps some bright spark would come along and make sense out of all this like using a needle & thread for every loose end Star Trek has ever made!

Gorn[edit]

Gorns are fast, but not as fast as Captain Kirk. --E tac 06:26, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

remastered[edit]

Am i going insane or did they add effects to make mr gorn look like he's blinking?

  • Though I have no knowledge of your mental state, I can assure you that, yes, they did add a blinking to the Gorn's eyes in at least one scene. Sir Rhosis 18:32, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

The Metrons LIED ( shock horror )[edit]

Is it worth adding to the article the revelation that the Metrons may have actually lied ?
This is not canon as it was not in the episode itself, but it was featured in the "official novelization", so may have been included in an early version of the script.
The TOS episodes were adapted into short stories by James Blish and published as a series of 12 books - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_%28Blish%29
In the adaptation of "Arena" - in the collection "Star Trek 2" - the Metron reveals to Kirk that the initial intention had been to destroy *the winner* - as that species would obviously be the greater potential threat... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.25.121.245 (talk) 13:17, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

  • FWIW, this scene is in Gene Coon's final script, and may have been shot but edited out of the episode. Sir Rhosis (talk) 17:11, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Family Guy parody[edit]

Under the Cultural References section, there should also be the Family Guy episode where Neil Goldman plays a tape of that episodes supposedly showing Shatner, his body double, the zipper on the Gorn's costume and a coffee cup. I can't remember the name of that episode off-hand but if it's something that should be included, I'll find the episode. 150.203.110.172 (talk) 16:31, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Fight parodied in TV spot for 2013 Star Trek game[edit]

Just added to Cultural References a mention of the ad spot for the upcoming Star Trek game, which features Shatner and the Gorn captain reprising their brawl after the latter's incompetence causes Shatner to lose a co-op session of the console game. References included in the article, may need cleanup.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/03/29/william-shatner-faces-off-against-the-gorn-in-this-hilarious-star-trek-the-video-game-trailer/

118.138.44.224 (talk) 01:56, 5 April 2013 (UTC)