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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)
I rewrote it a bit based on what's mentioned in the DS9 Companion.– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 05:37, November 8, 2010 (UTC)
Brilliantly done! -- Capricorn 07:12, November 8, 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 (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)

VOY and ENT appearance Edit

They reappear in both Voyager and Enterprise (in the Ossarian storage sphere.) The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).