Nogura temporarily transferred command of the USS Enterprise to Rear Admiral James T. Kirk, and demoted Captain Will Decker. The transfer was done at Kirk's request in reference to the V'ger crisis. When hearing that Admiral Kirk had talked Nogura into giving him command of the Enterprise, now-Commander Montgomery Scott commented, "I doubt it was that easy with Nogura!" Kirk responded, imitating the engineer's Scottish burr, "Yer right."
This Nogura was only mentioned in dialogue.
According to the shooting script, after the Enterprise locked onto the Starfleet transceivers, the ship received notification that Nogura had received their reports. This information was cut from the theatrical film.
Nogura was also referred to several times, but never actually shown, in the Star Trek newspaper comic strip as well as in the novel The Lost Years, where he was said to have been a decades-long friend to the Kirk family and the man responsible for getting Kirk his first assignment as captain of the Enterprise. Nogura also appeared in the second DC Comics series and the Star Trek: Vanguard novel series.