By 2273, Barak had risen to the rank of captain and was commanding officer of the IKS Amar. In that year, the Amar was part of a squadron that detected V'Ger moving through Klingon space. The three ships moved to intercept the intruder. Upon meeting the intruder, Barak ordered a tactical scan of the cloud around V'Ger. Upon seeing the tactical report, Krase ordered the Amar to fire three photon torpedoes into the intruder.
V'Ger responded to the Klingon force by firing one of its plasma energy devices at one of the ships in the squadron. Barak and the others on board the Amar watched as the ship was vaporized. Seeing another plasma device heading for them, Barak ordered his gunners to fire a torpedo at it, but the torpedo was absorbed by the device. Barak and the Amar crew were killed when the plasma device hit and vaporized the Amar. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek: The Motion Picture; Star Trek CCG: The Trouble with Tribbles)
- Like Keras, the name Krase comes from the Star Trek CCG expansion The Trouble with Tribbles, and is an anagram of Sarek, as both characters were portrayed by Mark Lenard.
- In the In Thy Image script, the Amar captain was named Barak. This name is also used in the Star Trek Timelines game. Author Christopher L. Bennett, in his novel Forgotten History, calls him Barak, son of Krase, as a reference to the alternative name.