Originally Posted by miles3347
The reason the wrath of khan was able to pull off having a smaller budget is that they used all the sets from the TMP. The only set they built was the Regula 1 space station set. Simplafying the production.
Negative. They had to build the Starfleet Academy set, and the Ceti Alpha V sandstorm set as well - the latter was not cheap. But in any case, sets aren't the only things that cost money. They had to build a Reliant model, and create all the special effects, design and produce a whole new set of uniforms and insignia, etc....