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Yeoman third class Tina Lawton was a female Human Starfleet enlisted crewmember in the 23rd century. She served in the sciences division aboard the USS Enterprise in 2266 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, during an historic five-year mission that the Enterprise was undertaking. She was born in 2249.

In 2266, Yeoman Janice Rand introduced Lawton to Charlie Evans, a seventeen year-old boy whom the Enterprise was transporting to Earth Colony V. Rand had been made to feel uncomfortable by Charlie's affections, and introduced him to Tina in an effort to facilitate his association with a woman of his own age. Charlie rebuffed Tina, however, wanting to further pursue a relationship with Rand. Trying to explain his infatuation to Rand, he claimed that everybody on the ship looked like Tina to him.

Later, out of frustration with the Enterprise crew, Charlie utilized incredible psychokinetic abilities granted to him by the Thasians to transform Tina into an iguana after she inquired what was the matter with him.

Along with all of the other crewmembers affected by Charlie, Tina was restored to her original form by the Thasians when they arrived to retrieve Charlie. (TOS: "Charlie X")

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Yeoman Lawton was played by Patricia McNulty.

A version of this character, already called Tina, was established in the first draft script of "Charlie X".

In a memo from Associate Producer Robert Justman to Producer Gene Roddenberry about the first draft script (the memo was dated 7 June 1966), Justman commented, "I don't know that the Tina character is realized correctly. I would have to assume that she is older than Charlie, therefore I find it difficult to believe that she would be attracted to Charlie on their first meeting. Or for that matter at any time. Therefore, why should she be miffed when he refuses to go to the pitcher show with her?"

In the final draft script of "Charlie X" (dated 5 July 1966), Lawton was described as "young... cute... on her first adventure."

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