Zygorthians are an intelligent species from planet Zygort, resembling cute green puppies with small antennae.The Zygorthian code is honor and duty, which makes them very honorable and dutiful when committing atrocities. They are often allies of the neighboring Zortians and have loaned them starships and other technology on several occasions.
On one occasion in 1987, however, they undertook their own mission under Commander Zork to invade Earth for the purposes of slaughering the population, making Earthling beef jerky, and enslaving their women and stare luridly at their daughters. The Zygorthian raiding ship was inadvertently discovered by young Oliver Wendell Jones while using his ham radio set, and they took advantage of the opportunity to ask what their research had failed to tell them: whether Earthlings are white or dark meat, and whether red or white wine is more appropriate for the meal.
On July 23rd they arrived in the United States of America where they destroyed Detroit, blew up 736 works of abstract public sculpture, and turned Joan Collins and Peter Holm into cabbage. Shortly afterwards they served the entire Mormon Tabernacle Choir as hors d'oeuvres and locked Pat Buchanan in a room full of AIDS activists. When they turned the Svenson brothers into bacon and sucked Mrs. Ditburg into their ship for purposes too terrible to mention, the Bloom Picayune was almost forced to move its Jack Kemp adultery rumor story to page two. Faced with no other alternative, the Earthlings brought Zork before a congressional investigating committee, citing the recently-passed Roland Amendment.