Player Race: No
Relation to UFP: Unknown
- Not enough support to justify being a player race.
Civilization of reptilian humanoids. Gorn forces destroyed the Earth outpost on Cestus III, claiming it was an intrusion into their space. The captain of the Gorn vessel and Captain Kirk were transported to a planet by a race known as the Metrons, where each fought for the survival of his respective crew. Kirk won, but refused to kill the Gorn, after realizing that the Gorn attack had been the result of a misunderstanding (Arena -TOS). The territorial dispute over Cestus III was later resolved, and Federation colonists settled on the planet (Family Business -DS9).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).