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In "Preemptive Strike" Ro claimed bio-mimetic gel was legal. That took place in 2370. "Distant Voices," where it is stated to be illegal, is in 2371. I have therefore added speculation (in italics) that it may have become illegal in the time between the two episodes. --OuroborosCobra 01:52, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
isn't at illegal per se Edit
It is also possible that bio-mimetic gel isn't at illegal per se. Dr. Bashir is quoted as saying "Bio-mimetic gel is a restricted substance. Its sale is strictly prohibited by Federation law." and goes on to explain that it can be hazardous if handled incorrectly. I submit that just because it has illegal applications it dose not make it an illegal substance. I would imagine a similar reaction from a Starfleet Tactical Officer if they were approached by someone attempting to purchase quantum torpedoes. One would image why Starfleet Medical Officers would stockpile illegal goods? The USS Fleming a Federation medical transport was transporting Bio-mimetic gel (TNG: Force of Nature). Dr. Bashir was able to provide Captain Sisko with 85 liters of Bio-mimetic gel (DS9: In the Pale Moonlight) and Tom Paris (presumably at the request of the Doctor and with the permission or under the orders of Captain Janeway) was preparing to transport some from Bahrat's trade station near the Nekrit Expanse in the Delta Quadrant (VOY: Fair Trade). It clearly also has some legitimate medicinal value. I further submit that it seems likely since "attempting to obtain bio-mimetic gel is a felony under Federation law." that their may be some sort of governmental licencing involved in possessing and transporting the gel. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Captainchris (talk • contribs).
- Hi. There was no need to copy everything you wrote above into the main article - it already has all the references you reference. In addition, I believe the article is already consistent with your argument, except for one line, which I will change now. – Cleanse 05:25, 12 November 2007 (UTC)