Also posted on my sketchblog: [link]
I watched through all three seasons of Star Trek (The Original Series) while I was working on commissions
last summer. Of course, if you were following me on Twitter
, you would have known that, and you would have been witness to all the super hilarious (and hyper astute) observations that I made during my viewing.
Anyways, the point is that my brain really shifted into a Star Trek kind of mode, and I would occasionally take a break from commissions and draw something Trekish. For example, I re-imagined what the Gorn
captain from the episode "Arena"
might have looked like, if he was dressed a bit less like a go-go girl
This Gorn, as I have depicted him, is a big-time Gorn patriot. The emblems on his wrist bracers are from the Gorn Hegemony
, the symbol tattooed on his shoulder is from the Gorn Confederation
(Starfleet Command, Interplay
), and his triangular belt buckle is a reference to the Gorn Empire
). What I'm saying is, this guy is really draping himself in the Gorn flag(s). There was actually one more Gorn symbol
that I found during my research, but I just thought it was too fussy, so I didn't use it.
I realize that my use of the various Gorn symbols probably conflicts with canon of the Star Trek universe on multiple levels. I'm a rebel like that.Miscellaneous rejected titles for this post: The Gorn Identity, Gorn to be Wild, Gorn in the USA.