I remember reading Picard is the most expensive Star Trek ever at $8-9 million but where did the money go? I ask because Discovery's two seasons are far more polished and lavish looking, and everything is obviously made from scratch for the show. Picard isn't bad looking as a whole, it has a couple good CG scenes, sets, and props but it took obvious shortcuts not required of DIS. Did all the money go to location shooting and paying Patric Stewart, or is this a symptom of a rushed time table for the whole show, not just the finale? Or am I misinterpreting the cost of certain scenes or whole episodes?