In 2269, Kuri took part in a mouse trap tactic with the IKS Klothos and another battle cruiser during an attempt to capture the USS Enterprise. After the Klothos disappeared, Kuri contacted the Enterprise and threatened revenge upon it after it appeared the Enterprise had destroyed the other Klingon vessel. (TAS: "The Time Trap")
In the first draft script of "The Time Trap", Kuri held the rank of admiral and was described as "a heavy-set man, with a Fu Manchubeard and mustache, and is bedecked with military decorations. His voice is deep and his manner overbearing throughout." In the episode's final draft script, Kuri was instead a commander, but the description of him remained virtually the same, apart from the fact that the line about him being "bedecked with military decorations" was omitted.