|Hair:||dark brown (in later years, bald)|
|Spouse(s):||Amelia Grantham (née Decker) Barstow|
|Children:||David Vlekkenbaaij, Matthew Anson Barstow, Koren Barstow, Ellen Barstow|
|Mother:||Marie (née) Kelowitz Barstow|
|Father:||Aron Jennings “A.J.” Barstow|
|Relatives:||Matthew Decker (brother-in-law), Jonas R. Barstow (cousin)|
Nikolai Barstow was born to Aron Jennings “A.J.” Barstow and Marie Kelowitz Barstow in Ares City, capital of the Martian Colonies (Sol IV) on 13 September, 2229. He entered Starfleet Academy in 2247 and graduated as valedictorian. (The salutatorian for that year was Kenneth L.M. Cartwright.) (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: Operation Blackjack)
Barstow's first post after graduation was aboard USS Farragut, commanded by Captain Garrovick. Around this time, Barstow's biological son, David Vlekkenbaaij, was born on the New Azania colony to Lenore and Arthur Vlekkenbaaij.
Barstow graduated Academy Command Staff College with top honors in 2255. As a lieutenant commander, he was posted as first officer of USS Accord when it was launched in 2256. Accord 's second officer was Lt. Commander Melissa Sturdevant.
Koren and Ellen Barstow, twin daughters, were born to Nikolai and Amelia Barstow in 2257. Koren was named after the starship commander Koren Anastas and Ellen after Federation Councilor (later President of the Federation Council) Ellen Hathaway
Tragedy struck Barstow in 2261, when the colonial transport ship SS Hegira, en route to Mantilles, was lost in the Delta Triangle region. Aboard were Barstow's wife and three children.
From 2263 to 2268, Barstow commanded a five-year mission aboard the Larson-class destroyer, USS Thermopylae. During an abortive coup on the Yogyakarta Baru colony, the Thermopylae was one of the Starfleet assets that assisted in relief efforts and in restoring the legitimate colonial government. (Star Trek: Avenger; Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Time, See What's Become of Me")
In 2268, a diplomatic party from USS Enterprise, in orbit of Halka, discovered a parallel universe where the Federation's counterpart is a savage Empire (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"). Later that year, Barstow discovered the classified logs and brought them to the attention of his superiors at Starfleet Intelligence.
In the 2280s, Rear Admiral Barstow was one of the strategists who designed the simulation Operation Armageddon, which posited a general war between the Federation and several hostile powers, including the Klingons and the Romulans. One of the other strategists who contributed to the simulation was James T. Kirk. (FASA RPG: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update)
|Senior officers of the starships Accord|
||Ibañez | Anbinder | J.C. Cohen | Devine||N. Barstow | Ramjattansingh | Shappe | Kinne |
J.C. Cohen | Rose | Beshures
|Sturdevant | Mitchell | Kindermann||Ramjattansingh | Gray | Kinne | Devine||Sigurdsdottir | Shappe | Valentine||Kindermann | Corwin | Avram ben Eliezer | Janek | Farkas | G. Benteen||Clark | Beshures||Mangubat | Ayelet ben Eliezer|
|Marshall class | Sadat class | NCC-0542 | NCC-1842 | NCC-63781 | NCV-2561842|
|Senior officers of Shadowstar Station|
||Sturdevant | N. Barstow | H.H. Velasco | M. Rowley||N. Barstow||Lawrence||Ibernerra||D. Betancourt||Arismunandar | Kel-Qrex||Boone | D'Gron||H. Sastrowardoyo|