What hatched from this thing's belly button?
June 9, 2012 5:57 AM   Subscribe

What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button?

My uncle was the best. My parents were pretty religious and wouldn't let me watch The Simpsons or sci-fi growing up. But when I visited my uncle and my cousin, all bets were off with TV! I remember one show where there was a female woman/alien species who gave birth by a long rope-like thing coming out of her belly button. The woman pushed and pushed, and a white (I think) egg popped out and hatched. That's all I remember, because the show was even too weird for my uncle and he changed the channel.

I think it was about 20 years ago, it was on TV (not sure if they had cable) the same night as The Simpsons (or a Simpsons rerun) in the evening. I'm thinking it could have been anything from a Star Trek episode to a made-for TV movie.

Any ideas? Thanks, guys! Sorry I don't have more to go on.
posted by shortyJBot to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Possibly this scene from V?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:08 AM on June 9, 2012

Response by poster: That's not it, but helped me know a few more details to add. I remember the scene being outside, maybe in a desert setting with orange rocks (I think). I remember thinking it looked kind of old/cheesy, but I'm not sure about that. But the female gave birth outside, not in a clinical setting.
posted by shortyJBot at 6:15 AM on June 9, 2012

Best answer: It sounds a lot like the pod scene from Alien Nation (which was on Fox about twenty years ago).
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:22 AM on June 9, 2012 [6 favorites]

Best answer: Definitely Alien Nation. It aired on the same night as The Simpsons, if I'm not mistaken.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:10 AM on June 9, 2012

Distant possibility, The Brood. A movie I saw in the Bahamas, of all the crazy places. Left me pretty scarred, though id shown on t.v. might have been milder
posted by Redhush at 7:06 PM on June 9, 2012

see this around the 1:50 point
posted by Redhush at 7:08 PM on June 9, 2012

Perhaps it was existenz?

Although in that case, not eggs, and the "belly button" would be in their backs... But it does fit the "turn it off, too weird/gross" idea. :)
posted by shepd at 9:24 PM on June 9, 2012

Response by poster: Thank you guys!! It was Alien Nation. Weird what we remember as kids, and what we don't. Small mystery of my childhood solved!
posted by shortyJBot at 4:07 AM on June 11, 2012

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