The Augment embryos

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Noddy, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Noddy

    Noddy Captain

    Jul 29, 2013
    Any theories as to exactly why the Augment embryos that Arik Soong stole had been removed from their mother's wombs in the first place? Why couldn't any genetic enhancements be made on them while they gestated naturally?
  2. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    You're assumin' they weren't all lab created to begin with.
  3. Robbiesan

    Robbiesan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 8, 2014
    Why would a mother be needed at all? I'm currently watching that episode. It's one of the few nods to the origins of the Eugenics Wars which then result in Khan becoming important in TOS and later in Star Trek 2.

    I haven't watched all of the DS9 episodes, but apparently this comes up again with the Dominion and helps gives them power.

    It's highly likely that at some point tissue could be grown that would produce the proper environment and minute amounts of hormones released to sustain the environoment. All very Dr. Frankenstein and sickening.
  4. teacock

    teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    I'm sure they were lab grown from conception.
  5. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    ^ I bet no one ever told Khan that to his face. :lol: