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An egg was an ovum used for procreation of many lifeforms. They consisted of a large embryo surrounded by nutrients, and were laid by animals such as birds, fish, and reptiles. The unhatched eggs of fish were known as caviar. Many types of eggs were consumed as food.
The Horta, Reptohumanoids, Xindi-Insectoid, Tardigrades and Saurians all laid eggs to reproduce offspring. (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"; VOY: "Parturition"; ENT: "Hatchery"; DIS: "Through the Valley of Shadows")
Eggs can have symbolic meanings; they often stand for the concepts of completion, fertility, and rebirth. The followers of Doctor Sevrin all wore a small insignia consisting of an infinity sign within a yellow egg, itself within a white egg. In order to greet each other, they made an egg-shaped gesture with their hands and spoke the words "We reach." (TOS: "The Way to Eden")
In 2369, when Lieutenant Jadzia Dax proposed using the generators of Deep Space 9's deflector shields to create a low-level field around the station to allow it to move a great distance using only its thrusters, Chief engineering officer Miles O'Brien noted that the station could crack apart like an egg if the idea didn't work. (DS9: "Emissary")
The Miradorn criminals Ah-Kel and Ro-Kel tried to sell a small egg sculpture to Quark, who himself wanted to sell the sculpture to Croden. The Miradorn demanded 1,000 bars of gold-pressed latinum for the objet d'art. (DS9: "Vortex")
While their DNA was transformed by a mutagenic virus that turned them into Loque'eque, the Enterprise NX-01 crewmembers Jonathan Archer, Hoshi Sato, and Malcolm Reed fought over two eggs which Reed had fetched from the branches of a tree on the Loque'eque homeworld. These eggs contained larvae and were eaten by the Loque'eque. (ENT: "Extinction")
In 2365, Commander Riker purchased some 'Owon eggs at Starbase 73 and used them to prepare an omelette for Doctor Pulaski, Lieutenant Worf, Lieutenant Commander Data, and Lieutenant La Forge. They all found the omelette to be inedible except for Worf, who said it was "delicious". (TNG: "Time Squared")
In 2372 in an alternate timeline, Libby served Ensign Harry Kim eggs for breakfast, but they got cold because Kim, disturbed by the shift in the timeline, could not concentrate on eating. (VOY: "Non Sequitur")
In 2373, Neelix prepared scrambled Porakan eggs with dill weed and rengazo, which he called a "galactic favorite". He described them as the most flavorful eggs in the sector. Porakan eggs were not easy to prepare; Neelix had to sterilize them in a cryostatic chamber for three days, after which each one had to be parboiled. (VOY: "Flashback")
That same year, Neelix offered Lieutenant Tom Paris eggs for breakfast three different ways – scrambled, sunny side up, or over easy – but Paris refused due to having had a rough night, despite Neelix's entreaty that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. (VOY: "Waking Moments")
Types of eggs Edit
- Bacon and eggs
- Eggs Benedict
- Scrambled eggs
- Steak and eggs
- Star Trek films:
Fish eggs were mentioned in the final draft script of TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver" (dated 3 May 1966), as that script referred to the Fesarius as being "in the shape of a round cluster of [...] fish eggs." This allusion was written out of the teleplay by the time a second revised final draft of the script (dated 20 May 1966) was issued.