Does the extended version require some FX work that doesn't just involve sitting around a space station and talking?
Did they cut out a whole sub-plot of Maxwell's proto-Data's arriving on a warship which the space station and the Enterprise had to defend themselves from?
I joke, of course, but even if there were some new FX needed you have to imagine reusing establishing shots of the Enterprise
in Station Orbit would've been enough, what could they possibly have to create for a mainly talking ep?
Unless....they did fix the scaling stuff by changing the type of Space Station the ep is set on?