For other uses, see Zorn.

Groppler Zorn was the civic leader of the Bandi of Deneb IV in the early 2360s decade.


When a survey team from the Federation arrived in the year 2362, Zorn promised that he could supply them with a starbase at the edge of explored space that would meet their every need. The team approved the proposal, and unbeknownst to Starfleet, Zorn and the Bandi were able to capture an injured shapeshifting star-jelly, and make it assume the shape of Farpoint Station in order to be granted energy to keep it alive.

In 2364, Zorn's plans became unravelled when the starship USS Enterprise-D arrived along with the star-jelly's mate. The other star-jelly captured Zorn and tortured him, demanding his mate to be released. Fortunately, the Enterprise was able to channel energy to the star-jelly on the surface, and the two reunited cosmozoans left together. (TNG episode & novelization: Encounter at Farpoint, ST reference: Encyclopedia)



Zorn was played by actor Michael Bell.

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