First Appearance: "ARENA"
Physical Attributes: Reptilian; bipedal
The Gorn are cold-blooded, humanoid reptiles, with advanced starships, transporter technology, and disruptor weapons.
In the Twenty-third Century, a Gorn ship attacked an Earth observation outpost on Cestus Three and sent a fake message to lure the U.S.S. Enterprise to the planet. The Gorn claimed the outpost was in their space. The Enterprise pursued the Gorn past a system controlled by the advanced Metrons, who stopped both ships and resolved the dispute by forcing the captains of both ships to fight one another on an artificial asteroid.
The Gorn posses superhuman strength and endurance, but they are slow-moving with limited agility.
The Gorn Hegemony brews the finest Meridor in the five systems, according to the Orion Syndicate's Harrad-Sar.