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Kurros was the spokesperson of the "Think Tank", a diverse group of alien scholars who traveled about the galaxy, offering to solve people's problems for a price. The "Think Tank"'s primary intermediary to their clients, he was a brilliant tactician who delighted in solving problems and being challenged.

Kurros joined the "Think Tank" at a very young age. It saved his planet from a cataclysmic problem, and Kurros was traded as payment. His fellow companions were a jelly fish-like lifeform, suspended in fluid, the humanoid Fennim, a bioplasmic lifeform which was thousands of years old, and an artificial intelligence. They lived on a vessel made of a neutronium alloy residing in subspace.

The Hazari had been attacking the USS Voyager, and Seven of Nine explained that they were bounty hunters hired to capture alien craft. Kurros, using an isomorphic projection, visited Captain Kathryn Janeway and told her about the "Think Tank", and that they could solve her Hazari problem. He told her that his group of problem-solvers had cured the Phage which had been afflicting the Vidiians. At first Janeway was worried that this was a Hazari trap, so Kurros would give her information for contacting his group. After the Hazari attacked again, she contacted Kurros for help. As payment, Kurros asked for the quantum slipstream drive, Neelix's recipe of chadre'kab, Chakotay's Olmec figurine, and Seven of Nine. Janeway refused and Kurros returned to his ship.

When the Hazari attacked again, Voyager was able to determine from a Hazari shuttle's computer that Kurros had ordered the attacks on Voyager in order to retrieve Seven of Nine through his deal to stop the attacks. Kurros posed as a Malon to hire the Hazari. Janeway later enlisted the Hazari by exposing the trick and made a deal with them: they would stop their attacks and she would deliver the "Think Tank"'s ship to them. After Seven of Nine disabled Kurros' ability to communicate with the other beings in the "Think Tank", the Hazari fired spatial charges, which pulled Kurros' ship out of subspace and commenced their attack. Janeway left, notifying Kurros that she hoped he could solve his own Hazari problem. (VOY: "Think Tank")

Kurros was played by actor Jason Alexander who filmed his scenes on Thursday 7 January 1999 and between Monday 11 January 1999 and Friday 15 January 1999 on Paramount Stage 8 and 9.
Alexander always wanted to perform on a Star Trek series but was always offered parts as a Human when what he really wanted was to play an alien. It was only when the Voyager role arose that he decided to accept. Of his playing Kurros, he stated in a 2011 interview, "They gave me everything – an alien guise, great intellect and evil. The trifecta. What more could you ask for?" The makeup took two and a half hours to apply initially, but that was later reduced down to ninety minutes. With regard to his makeup, Alexander comments, "My older son was about 10 when I did the show and when I finished getting the makeup on, I called my wife and said to "Bring Gabe over." I thought he'd be either frightened or intrigued. He came up, took one look and nonchalantly said, "Dad, you look like snot." [1]
Alexander's costume was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [2]

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