Vulcan ringships, a design taken from ENT
The ringship that was eventually designated a Vulcan design by ENT appears on the rec deck of the USS Enterprise
in ST:TMP. As one of the previous vessels that bore the Enterprise
"... the very first starship U.S.S. Enterprise (never seen on television, but according to Gene Roddenberry, who supplied the sketch, it is a forerunner to the vessel we all know)"
- Susan Sackett, The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
rumours that they want Gorn to be from another galaxy for no significant reason that I can see
There's nothing in canon that says they can't be from another galaxy.
I wish just that little extra effort were put in.
You and I have no idea
how much "effort" was put in. And since when has ST ever stymied itself by refusing to massage canon a little in the interest of the creators telling what they believe is the best possible story?