Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Was that realistic for him to want? Any chance of him actually *getting* it?
I don't know. Doubtful, since a meatier role for Elderly Kirk would involve a convoluted reason for undoing his death in "Generations" and altering the script they had ready.
Nimoy tried the exact same strategy for "Generations". They refused to bump up his role. So he refused to take part. They handed the part to James Doohan without even changing the lines.