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Old November 1 2012, 05:06 AM   #16
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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There are plenty of nuts and bolts in the Enterprise's enineering section in the 2009 Star Trek movie . . .
That's because Engineering in the 2009 movie was a brewery. It was a freakin' BREWERY!!!
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Old November 1 2012, 06:03 AM   #17
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

^Explains why in TOS Scotty was always getting drunk. He had his own supply.
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Old November 1 2012, 10:26 AM   #18
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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There are plenty of nuts and bolts in the Enterprise's enineering section in the 2009 Star Trek movie . . .
That's because Engineering in the 2009 movie was a brewery. It was a freakin' BREWERY!!!
Not sure if you noticed, but in The Next Generation, the warp core was a pot-bellied stove and there was a row of ATM machines in Geordi's office.
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Old November 2 2012, 06:13 AM   #19
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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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?
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Old November 2 2012, 06:15 AM   #20
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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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.

Somebody has to make the prototype of the item or part that gets mass replicated. How did they put all the items together in the first place?

Did they just weld or sodder everything together?

I'm assuming they must use something to hold all their tools, gadgets, pipes, etc together.

Any ideas from you fans?
I don't know if someone else has already mentioned this, but DS9 has an entire episode where Jake and Nog have some large shipment of some sort of bolts that they sell for land...

Update: Here we go. I found the episode. It was self-sealing stem bolts.
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Old November 2 2012, 03:34 PM   #21
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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Do you find screws, nuts and bolts dramatically compelling?
They are riveting.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:12 PM   #22
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

I always assumed that they used a more advanced form of welding. They frequently mention "molecular bonding" and you see them use some sort of energy beam to bond things together (which usually leaves neither a scratch nor a divinding line).
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Old November 2 2012, 08:07 PM   #23
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Don't forget the classic "magnatomic adhesion area". Which in real life was Velcro.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:56 PM   #24
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

I stand corrected! I just looked through all the TOS episodes and found, "Bolt in the Fold," "The Trouble with Rivets," "The Screw Manuever" and "Where no Nut Has Gone Before." There's also "Mudd's Welding" and "Amok Zippers."
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Old November 3 2012, 12:07 AM   #25
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

I think in the future all nuts and bolts are reserved for swingers parties.
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Old November 3 2012, 08:30 AM   #26
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I don't know about nuts and bolts. But Captain James T Kirk had screws a plenty.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:28 AM   #27
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

Frankly, I'm more curious as to why there's an "L" in solder, since it isn't pronounced. It is with bolder, colder, folder, holder... Maybe they thought there would be too much confusion with "sod", a kind of soil. Yet, nobody worried about "lead" (the metal, versus the verb). The wonderfully illogical language called English, at your service.
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Old November 9 2012, 12:57 AM   #28
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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Frankly, I'm more curious as to why there's an "L" in solder, since it isn't pronounced. It is with bolder, colder, folder, holder... Maybe they thought there would be too much confusion with "sod", a kind of soil. Yet, nobody worried about "lead" (the metal, versus the verb). The wonderfully illogical language called English, at your service.
I pronounce the L...

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Old November 9 2012, 03:19 AM   #29
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

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Frankly, I'm more curious as to why there's an "L" in solder, since it isn't pronounced. It is with bolder, colder, folder, holder... Maybe they thought there would be too much confusion with "sod", a kind of soil. Yet, nobody worried about "lead" (the metal, versus the verb). The wonderfully illogical language called English, at your service.
It is derived from Latin and from the same roots as solid.
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Old November 9 2012, 05:22 AM   #30
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

In the future, its all Vulcan Velcro®.
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