Finagle's Law - Law quoted to Mr. Spock (Leonard
Nimoy) by starship Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) on episode No. 34
"Amok Time" on the sci-fi adventure STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69.
Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy
Finagle's Law reads: "Any home port the ship makes will be somebody
TRIVIA NOTE: Ship Physician, Dr. Leonard McCoy created a potent alcoholic
beverage which he called "Finagle's Folly."
The original title of the Star Trek
episode "Shore Leave" was "Finagle's Planet." The real "Finagle's Law (of
Dynamic Negatives)" states "If anything can go wrong, it will" This law is
sometimes erroneously called "Murphy's Law."
The actual Murphy's law reads: "If there are two or more ways of doing
something, and one of them can lead to catastrophe, then someone will do it.
(attributed to Captain Edward A. Murphy, an Air Force engineer in 1949 while
working at Edwards Air Force Base).
During Spock's memory test in the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
(1986) he recited Kiri-kin-tha's First law of Metaphysics that states "Nothing
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