Re: The Roddenberry Reputation
^ Part of that would be the cost of building what Roddenberry expect to be standing sets for a new scifi series. So their construct cost would have been somewhat higher, they were more than the usual "cardboard."
And there would have been the storage costs until Roddenberry learn for sure the series didn't sell.
Every time the Federation Council is featured in the new series, it should be like a episode of House of Cards, with some Throne of Swords thrown in too