Doz Finch

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Doz Finch
Position Engineering Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
Species Human
Gender Female
DOB 233904.08
Age 61
Birthplace The Falklands, Earth
Writer ID C239809SH3

First Appearance:
Under Troubled Waters

Skarbek Doz

Medical Record
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Silver Lifesaving Ribbon
Captain's Commendation
UFP Medal of Freedom
Khan Award

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Player Achievements
Friends in high places
It's all in the details
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What's up, doc?
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Data hound
Man on a mission
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What do you want to do tonight, Brain?
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Doz Finch is an ebullient, upbeat, and action-oriented Human, currently posted as an Engineer to the USS Gorkon, the flagship of the Tyrellian Defence and Exploration Taskforce. Although a lot older than many of her other Human counterparts, Finch's restleness and inability to stay still for too long has enabled her to enjoy a long and fruitful career within Starfleet, first as an Enlisted Officer with a Mechanical Engineering Attestation and later as a Commissioned Officer with a full degree. Often seen as the tea-guzzling life of the party, few would realise how deeply she grieves the loss of a loved one and the challenges she now faces in the aftermath of that.

Appearance & Manner

  • Height: 1.6m (5'3")
  • Build: 9st, Short
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Dark Brown (Grey when wearing her Oculer Enhancers)
  • Hair Colour: Speckled White
  • Hair Style: Short, Choppy
  • Voice: Scratchy, Quick
  • Off-Duty Clothing: Jackets, Trousers, Comfortable shoes
  • Distinguishing Features:Flushed Rosy Cheeks, Prominant Cheekbones


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Likes: English tea, dancing, scallops, buying gifts, Risian Parties
Dislikes: Having nothing to do, sickbays, big meals, callousness
Hobbies: Power walking, tinkering
Demeanour: Lively, quick, loud, kind, restless
  • Will always take the upbeat route, even if something terrible has happened to her.
  • Isn't great at keeping still. Always needs to be doing something.
  • Has difficulty "opening up", and has an irrational fear of negativity.
  • Strong believer in friendships and the importance of having them. Very loyal.
  • Is naturally a gifted engineer but can sometimes be distracted by the grief she hasn't dealt with.


Born the scrawniest (and the last) of four, out on the windy Falkland Islands of Earth, Doz Finch spent much of her youngest years living a strange and contrasted life of nature meets mechanics. Her surroundings, mostly hills, rocks, grasslands and coastal lines, provided the respite she needed from her home that was, although splendifirous to live in, a grotto of engineering contraptions thanks largely to her technical brothers who all shared in their fathers passion for the subject.

Although she too dabbled and tinkered with machines and robots —— being particularly skilled with shuttlecraft and anything that moves —— she was more family oriented than her brothers and preferred to make the most out of her youth, enjoying adventures with friends and helping to care for her family and their house in whatever fashion that took. She was skilled at engineering just as they all were, particularly good at fixing things rather than inventing them like Wallace, but her interest in the subject fell to the wayside sometime around the death of her father whose passing sent their mother, Iris, into a deep and dark depression for many years to come.[1]

In the aftermath of his death, rather than moving to Mars as was originally planned, the family instead relocated to Birmingham to be closer to other family members.[2] As the years went on, it was there in the city that she met Murve Norström, otherwise called Murphy, the funny scandinavian who was first a friend of her brother Wallace, and a person who she struck an instant bond with.[3] As a trio, the three often enjoyed hangouts in the local parks, sunrise-watching and camp fires.

Eventually each brother left to become Starfleet Engineers, and in doing so abandoned their responsibility to care for their rapidly deteriorating mother who had delved into agoraphobia. This signalled the beginning of a distance between the siblings, and a notable divide between Doz and Wallace, one that would see them grow apart as the years went on. But the one true source of support who remained behind was Murphy who did all he could to ensure that Doz not only had a friend but also a person she could rely on. Piling together their own talents in engineering, they continued to maintain and fix all of the contraptions stood around the family home, and even went as far as to lending their skills to those in the neighborhood, to stay as busy as they could.

Starfleet Career

At roughly twenty years old, Finch took it upon herself to apply for the Martian Starfleet Technical Services Academy, greatly encouraged by her best friend Murve Norström, lovingly nicknamed Murphy, who believed that she had more talent in engineering than "all three of her brothers put together". Having waited for her to do so, the pair of them set off for the academy, later taking part in its intensive programme that covered a variety of subjects from checking, repairing and servicing starships to the more fiddly arts of reprogramming and reconfiguring computers and their many parts. The abridged programme also involved a myriad of electrical, mechanical, chemical, radiological and nuclear damage scenarios, and the difficulty of it was not lost on Finch who had for so many years done "her own sort of engineering". Upon graduation, she pursued roles in maintenance whereas Murphy preferred electrical ones.

Technical Services Academy, Utopia Planititia Shipyards, Mars

They both shared their first tour of duty aboard the USS Bonestell, serving under a cantankerous Chief Engineer who often separated the two, and liked to punish Finch by having her do maintenance work on the outer hull of the ship. Despite this however, his repeated punishments actually instilled within her an appreciation for spacewalking, which has remained one of her favourite things to do ever since. Her career as an enlisted officer spanned seven ships over forty years —— the last of which was spent on the notorious Intrepid Class starship USS Marigold.

Having reunited with Murphy during this posting, she was quite satisfied with her life until an unexpected disaster resulted in his death. As if history had repeated itself, she was flung into panic, terrified of the way she felt and her reaction to his death, and the all too real possibility of her becoming "like her mother", who had died decades prior. Desperate to distract herself, she asked Captain Koth of the Marigold if she could change her mind about an offer of academy sponsorship that she had declined many times before.

After graduating the Officer Candidate School, she was reassigned to the USS Gorkon, ironically not far from the Marigolds theatre of operation.


Starfleet Relationships

Before Starbase 118


Captain Koth Th’shrysrir
Captain of the USS Marigold and Finch's Officer Candidate Sponsor

Crotchety, irritable, and a bit of a loner, Captain Koth was the Andorian Commanding Officer of the Marigold, and Finch's official Officer Candidate School sponsor. Known for his back-seat approach and general avoidance of the affairs of his crew, he became rather unpopular after promoting Lieutenant Gepe Grasa, the mean-spirited Chief Tactical Officer, into the temporary position of Acting First Officer, allowing her the unmitigated freedom to do whatever she wanted. Despite this however, he enjoyed a personal rapport with both Finch and her best friend Murphy, and on occassion invited them to dine with him.


Gepe Grasa (gepp-EE-GRAH-seh)
Acting First Officer USS Marigold

Ruthless, egotistical, and a staunch disciplinarian, Gepe Grasa was the Bajoran Chief Tactical Officer and later Acting First Officer of the Marigold who often liked to bully the crew. She was once a member of the Bajoran Militia until her transfer to Starfleet. Despite her usual horribleness, she was vaguely interested in Finch's "usefulness" and so mostly left her alone.


Lieutenant Zeeza (zee-ZEH)
Chief Engineer of the USS Marigold

Airy, analytical, smart, and yet charming, Zeeza was the Denobulan Chief Engineer of the Marigold, whose friendly but self-contained personality made her a highly trusted engineer, and an even greater friend. During one of many incidents on the notorious Marigold, she was able to combine her expertise in energetics and shields harmonics with Finch's prevailing knowledge of the ship's inner configuration, reducing the impact of a massive solar flare, and pulling repairs down from a few weeks to just a few days.

Starbase 118

USS Gorkon
Individual Status Details
Gnaxac Engineer & Colleague One of the first Engineers that Doz encountered on the Gorkon.
Alieth Chief Science Officer They met during a terrifying escape from the "Rogue Planet", and through a mishap of communications, Doz wound up with the temporary nickname "Boz Binch".
Megan Bendyn Operations Officer Distracted by the thoughts of her late friend Murphy, Doz found herself in a conundrum in which she was unable to make basic repairs to a box of burnt circuits. Having met Meg in the Brew Continuum, a conversation flowed, as well as her help, and through it Doz was able to focus and get the work done.
T'Lar Counsellor A chance encounter in the Brew Continuum left Doz feeling rather amused and amazed by the Vulcan's almost Human sense of humour.
Tahna Meru Science Officer Theirs was a meeting that was more complicated than is usual for Starfleet Officers; hurled into the shared "Skarbek" dream by an unusual nebula, Doz and Tahna knew each other as "Gramma" and "Lark", and through a psychologically challenging mission in which they often had to rely on one another, despite an initial lack of trust, they ultimately survived.
Vylaa zh'Tisav Engineer & Colleague After the "Skarbek" nebula fiasco ended, Doz, Vylaa and a handful of other engineers became more acquainted over a game of cards in the Lower Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support room.
Samira Neathler First Officer On a power-walk that led to a marketplace venture that led to a casino jaunt, Doz and Samira bonded in the balmy air of Bajor, and a drink or three.
Tali Namura Doctor They first met during Doz's initial check up, and later during a casino jaunt on Bajor with Samira Neathler. Doz thinks she's secretly "off her head", but likes her because she hasn't condemned her tea-intake like previous doctors did.
Erin Reynolds Chief Engineer Another "chance encounter" situation in which Doz and Erin enjoyed tea in the company of the Chief's many well-watered plants. Although polar opposites, their unusual dynamic works.

Character Gallery

Mission History & Participation

Shadows in the Temple
  • Episode 23: Stardate 240009.01 - Present
    • Set to investigate a mysterious "cult" known as the Eye of Infinity and its potential connection to a missing tourist vessel in the Gamma Quadrant, Doz, along with Jo Marshall and James Bowers find themselves on a diplomatic mission to attempt to establish contact with said cult, whilst other away teams focus on other goals and objectives.
Fight the Power
  • Episode 22: Stardate 240002.05 - 240006.06
    • Thrust into a grim "dreamspace" in which certain members of the USS Gorkon believe they are members of a Maquis crew known as the Skarbek, Doz, better known as "Gramma" in that universe, worked with Lark (Tahna Meru), Trouble (Alieth) and Seva Reeshe to recruit locals to the resistance, and to rise up and fight against the invading Cardassians. However, as an ex-convict, cold and sometimes unfeeling, achieving such a feat came with many challenges. Ultimately, her biggest contribution was the suggestion of stealing a shuttle and using it to their advance, which they later did and with great success.
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Rogue World
  • Episode 21: Stardate 239908.15 - 239911.26
    • Arriving on the USS Azetbur during Act Three, Doz met with Commander Alieth and Lieutenant Corliss Fortune, to help them evacuate a group of colonists trapped in a submerged Cardassian vessel. After helping them gain access via an underground tunnel, she remained behind and ensured the colonists were all strapped and prepared for the rescue.

Service History

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Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Recruit 2359-2359 Starfleet Technical Services Academy Recruit
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Crewman Third Class 2359-2365 USS Bonestell Maintenance Engineer
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Crewman Second Class
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Crewman First Class
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Petty Officer Third Class 2365-2375 USS Korolev Maintenance Engineer
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Petty Officer Second Class
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Petty Officer First Class 2375-2376 USS Newton Maintenance Engineer
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Chief Petty Officer 2376-2380 USS John Muir Maintenance Engineer
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2380-2380 Federation Secondment

IKS Taggagh

Damage Control Technician
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Senior Chief Petty Officer 2380-2386 USS Barrington Maintenance Engineer
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Master Chief Petty Officer 2386-2398 USS Marigold Maintenance Engineer
Starfleet Service Record
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Cadet 239910.31 - 239911.06 Officer Candidate School

Starfleet Academy
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Ensign 239911.08 - 239909.01 USS Gorkon
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Lieutenant JG 239909.01 - Present

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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TOSMA 240006.03
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The Order of Starfleet Merit and Achievement (TOSMA) is the highest general award and is awarded to members who show great dedication in their behavior and simming abilities. A candidate for TOSMA gives strong, solid ideas to the storyline and character development on a regular basis. They also take the time to edit and proofread their sims to guarantee that their writing is of high quality.
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Khan Award 240006.03
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for Giria Palnin
Awarded to a simmer who thoughtfully develops a three-dimensional villain over the course of a mission or more. They create well-rounded and grounded villains, who may be mustache twirling murderous maniacs, or the hero of their own story. A superb villain should be a formidable and deserving foe to your heroes. They should neither be so weak that they are easily defeated, nor should they be so powerful that they can only be defeated by chance.
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239911.06
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Silver Lifesaving Ribbon 240021.01
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For helping to save the lives of the Dominion War veterans and their children on the Rogue World.
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Captain's Commendation 240021.01
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"One of the successes of this mission was the rescue of many Starfleet and Union officers, long thought missing in action. You brought them back to their families and friends, and to a peaceful galaxy where the bonds they forged on the planet are welcomed and honoured." - Quinn Reynolds
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UFP Medal of Freedom 240021.01
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"When the Rogue Planet invaded our system, we did all we could to attempt to safeguard every single planet in the system and its inhabitants. For that act of gallantry and heroism, I present you all with the UFP Medal of Freedom." - Samira Neathler

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Quinn Reynolds
Ops. Chief
Jo Marshall
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Sec/Tac Officer
Torvi Ylvor
HCO Officer
Cory Stoyer
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Science Officer
Tahna Meru
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Medical Officer
Corum Hak
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Medical Officer
Alessandro Ferrucci
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First Officer
Samira Neathler
Mission Specialist
Ayiana Sevo
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Sec/Tac Officer
James Bowers
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Doz Finch
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