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Whenever something is (seemingly) useless, a metaphor or simile that includes self-sealing stem bolts might be in order. They seem to be a satire of Trek's own technobabble. They are also a sort of MacGuffin device, in that they are something that plays a role in advancing a story, but their nature is a mystery and they bear little to no relevance to the situation they are involved in. More precisely one might say they are the Widget of the 24th century.
- Essentially an essay (on the last page where you'd expect it!). Tried to salvage what I could of it in a new, much leaner note, which while imo an improvement is still not stellar. -- Capricorn 17:56, November 7, 2010 (UTC)
Self-Sealing Stem bolts Edit
The self-sealing stem bolts from (DS9)"Progress" are not the same stem bolts from (DS9)"Prophet Motive" they can not be those stem bolts were traded for 7 tesipates of land, which in turn was traded 5 bars of gold press lattum to quark. either it was a error in writing or they are not the same stem bolts.– The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk).
- The article doesn't say they are. "The stash" refers to the stash located in Cargo Bay 11, not the stash from the previous episode.--31dot 23:28, August 14, 2011 (UTC)