Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?
In all of the episodes that I've watched which consists of all of
TNG, DS9, VOY, & ENT, I've never seen a single screw, nut or bolt, even a rivet in the future.
If there were no bolts, then what was the intended purpose of Ben Finney's crescent wrench?
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, journal entry for 8 November 1838.