Happy Gorn Day!
|My, what big eyes you have.|
I know I am speaking to a select crew here, but you know who you are. Not everybody celebrates Christmas, or New Year's, or Passover, or anything like that.
But everyone can celebrate Gorn Day!
|"And for my next number...."|
Yes, that includes you-know-who and how-can-a-Gorn-possibly-top-that-one.
It even includes you-can't-possibly-be-serious-he's-much-better-as-a-villain. None of those guys stand a chance against the Gorn.
The Gorn made his first epic appearance in "The Arena," the classic "Star Trek" episode in which Captain Kirk blew the lumbering, sardonic reptilian alien straight back to his mother ship.
As seen in "The Arena" (kindly disregard all inferior later depictions except that in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"), a Gorn is strong, brutal, merciful and quick.
"Kirk, hisssss, here's your Gorn Day present, hissss, hehehehe."|
|"I love you, too. May I suggest some Scope? Ow!"|
Wearing of a toga is strictly optional unless you are a Metron. In that case, it is mandatory.
|"Kirk... hisssss.... Where'd you go.... hissss.... Oh."|
When participating, kindly pick up your very own Gorn Costume from your local Star Fleet shop.
|"I hate days like this."|
Many consider "Arena" the best Star Trek episode ever made.
Why not? It displays Jim Kirk at his finest.
Kirk uses martial arts tricks that definitely haven't been invented yet.
In fact, it will be amazing if they're invented by the 23rd Century, too.
But whatever methods that he uses, Captain Kirk always finds a way.
Even if at times Kirk is vulnerable, he never gives up.
And if his boulders don't even make the Gorn slow down, well, there's always a bigger boulder.
So yes, "Arena" by far is the best Star Trek episode ever made, in any series, in any Galaxy.
Happy Gorn Day!