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Jame Finney was a female Human civilian in the 23rd century. She was the daughter of Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Finney and was named after Finney's former friend James T. Kirk.


Jame Finney was born in the 2250s.

In 2267, when it was believed that her father had been killed through Captain Kirk's negligence, Jame accused Kirk of having murdered her father.

She later rescinded her accusation, after reading letters sent to her and her mother that revealed the closeness of the friendship between the two men, and tried to protect Kirk from losing his command. Kirk's lawyer, Samuel T. Cogley, seemed suspicious of her motives for her change of heart.

In the script, it was established that her reversal, after reading her father's old letters, was motivated by the fact that they had left her with the realization that he might try something, such as faking his death, to get revenge on Kirk.

When it was revealed that Ben Finney was still alive and that he had merely framed Kirk for his death as an act of revenge, Kirk had Jame brought up to the USS Enterprise in hopes that her presence would make Finney easier to handle.

Hiding in engineering, Finney sabotaged the ship's engines, causing its orbit to decay. When Kirk informed Finney that Jame was aboard and that she would also be killed if he went through with his intentions, Finney broke down and, after being subdued, he told Kirk the area he had sabotaged, preventing the ship's destruction. (TOS: "Court Martial")


Background information

Jame Finney was played by Alice Rawlings.

Her first name was pronounced "Jamie" and spelled that way in the Star Trek Encyclopedia.

In the script of "Court Martial", Jame Finney was described thus; "She is young, pretty, but her good looks are impaired by her great emotional stress."

Later in the script, Jame Finney was physically reunited with her father near the end of the episode, embracing him in a hug and repeatedly assuring him, "It's all right." The final draft of the teleplay didn't include the idea of the risk to Jame's life motivating her father into revealing where he had sabotaged the primary energy circuits, although the revised final draft of the script did feature that turn of events.


Jame later joins Starfleet, according to the TOS comic book "Debt of Honor." She served aboard Enterprise during Kirk's unsanctioned mission against the "Critters," and was depicted with the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade.

The New Earth novel Wagon Train to the Stars lists her as part of the Belle Terre Colonial Expedition in 2273, married with two children.

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