By 2365, the highly decorated Commander Balkar was the commanding officer of Warlock Station, a monitoring and research facility orbiting the Black Star. He was married to Doctor Sagar bav Balkar who was the station's chief subspace physicist. Just like any Tellarite, he argued readily, but always with good humour and wit. It was a mark of pride to his staff to become the butt of his latest clever insult.
Just after stardate 42691.62, Commander Balkar lost his life after saving the lives of his entire crew, and Warlock Station itself, from a temporal displacement energy vortex. He was the last person to evacuate the station aboard a shuttlepod, but was caught in the vortex and flung nearly seven hours back in time which destroyed the pod. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock)