18 September 2012

Once in the Star Trek universe

The Gorn, or Gornarian Archosaur (Homo lacertae), is a sentient reptilian humanoid species native to the planet Gornar.

Arena is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. It is a first season episode, broadcasted January 19, 1967. It was written by Gene L. Coon, based on a short story of the same name by Fredric Brown. The episode introduces the Gorn.

He fights against Captain Kirk. And the barehanded duel is often seen as the worst (or best, a different point of view) fight scene ever.

The episode was filmed in part on location at the Vasquez Rocks (natural area park located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, in northern California, USA), which was subsequently used as a shooting location in other Star Trek episodes and films.

Vasquez Rocks (painting by Stephen Ponting)

The fight scene between Captain Kirk and the Gorn

The Gorn appears only once in the main Star Trek universe.

 Gorn by Julie Houser (ArtisticGeekShop)

 Gorn by Damon1984

 Kirk vs Gorn by TroyHoover

 Kirk and Gorn Fight by Tim4

 Gorn by Scott Morse

 Vincent van Gorn by Deirdre D-P

 The Gorn by Buttsexington

 Star Trek Gorn statue (cute apron-dress)

 Original Gorn costume from Star Trek: The Original Series episode Arena

The gold embroidered tunic with zipper side closure features a matching neck sash and mauve leather gauntlets. In this memorable episode, Captain Kirk and the hulking reptilian humanoid from the Gorn species are transported to an uninhabited asteroid and are forced to fight to the death. Kirk has to use his intelligence, speed and agility to combat the seven foot tall creature with superhuman strength. Without doubt one of the most iconic aliens in the Star Trek universe. $10,000 - $12,000 (SOLD)

How about that Gorn sitting on the couch?

The Big Bang Theory: The Apology Insufficiency (Sheldon and the Gorn)