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"The Gorn are highly intelligent reptilians from the Beta Quadrant in the fictional realm of Star Trek. They made first contact with Starfleet at Cestus III when a misunderstanding nearly led to war. The Gorn made their first appearance in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode Arena."
This is ALL that is canon.
...except for that canon the Gorn captain used against Kirk.
I have reorganized this to indicate that most of it is fanon speculation. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Star Trek for the Wikipedia "rule of thumb" when it comes to dealing with canon and fanon in the Star Trek articles. 23skidoo 05:25, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I added the entry of the Gorn Portal because out of all the small Gorn websites on the internet, it is the only one with alot of information and attempts at continuality on the web. Lucky Foot - 7/28/06
I removed the paragraph on "Fanon speculation". Such material has no place in an encyclopedia. --Marcg106 22:08, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
In the computer game "Star Trek Elite Force 2", there are a couple of traders who talk about a Gorn hissing and buying stuff. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:19, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Much of the information under "Gorn in the Star Fleet Universe" Appears almost word for word in the Star Fleet Battles game instruction manual. I recommend that htis section be overhauled, perhaps with a description of the general characteristics of their ships.
The Gorn have become one of the most popular hypothetical bioforms to appear on Star Trek, due to the striking design by artist Wah Chang, and the Gorn's memorable personality. A hissing, slow-moving, but lethal beast, the Gorn captain is also shown to be quite cunning and devious; chuckling wickedly to himself as he sets a trap for Kirk, and later promising that if the captain gives himself up, the Gorn will make his death "merciful and quick". "Arena" is also considered one of the series' classic episodes.
I tagged this article as having multiple issues. The quoted paragraph above smacks of original research, puffery, and a tone suitable for an encyclopedia (more like fanfic). Primogen (talk) 22:54, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
My read on the Star Trek history indicates the initial confrontation in 'Arena' was due to the trouble the Gorn had with the Romulans and how much Humans resemble them.