I love the mental gymnastics one has to go through to make this fit, since it's clear watching the original episode that the Gorn are supposed to be unknown aliens. Similar to "The Devil in the Dark," part of the twist of "Arena" is realizing the whole mess is a misunderstanding. The Gorn aren’t monsters, savages, animals or facehuggers on LV-426. They're people defending their home. Just like the Horta, maybe before she started dissolving miners the Gorn could have tried communicating with the colonists. But the theme in "Arena" is the same as "The Devil in the Dark." It's about having empathy and recognizing that maybe the entire situation is a giant mistake. And SNW's approach so far totally undercuts that. They basically present the Gorn as dangerous savages that are parasites who can't be reasoned with. That's how they miss the point of "Arena." The bigger issue is there was no need to do any of this, since they in no way justify it through story. I also love that you're throwing out "use your imagination" to defend using the Gorn for a SNW approach that just copies and pastes Alien and Predator, where the species you're showing onscreen only attachment to the name "Gorn" is that they're lizards. Also, if you want to copy and paste Alien and Predator, why doesn't the SNW writing team that you and others are spending so much time defending use their damn imaginations to think up something original?