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Yeoman Tonia Barrows was a female Human Starfleet enlisted crewman who lived during the mid-23rd century. She served in the operations division aboard the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk, during a historic five-year mission that starship undertook.

In 2267, Barrows was one of several landing party members briefly trapped on the surface of the Shore Leave Planet. While there, she was accosted twice by recreations of legendary rake Don Juan. She found a dress, exactly the sort she imagined a princess of the "blood royale" might wear.

Barrows was later romanced by Doctor McCoy. She subsequently saw McCoy apparently murdered by the Black Knight, and briefly blamed herself for this, before Kirk helped her regain her composure.

When McCoy returned to the surface, from where he'd been taken for medical care, she took umbrage to a pair of Rigelian chorus girls he brought with him. His apologetic "After all, I am on shore leave" brought him a frosty "And so am I." (TOS: "Shore Leave")


Background information

Tonia Barrows was portrayed by actress Emily Banks. This character's first name was only given in the source's end credits.


According to a comic book issue of DC's TOS volume 1 series (#56), Barrows eventually earned a promotion to lieutenant, and served aboard the USS Defiant, although she was injured and left the vessel before the events chronicled in "The Tholian Web".

In David R. George III's novel Provenance of Shadows, it was revealed that Barrows and McCoy resumed their romance not once, but twice, eventually marrying.

Elusive Salvation has her achieving the rank of commander by 2283 and working for the Jupiter Station's Early Warning Monitoring Center, still in a relationship with McCoy.

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