Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?
Rick Berman made good Trek and bad Trek, just like Gene did. I'm a TOS die-hard but there is some fun to be had in the spin-offs.
Berman buried ST, which required a reboot (questionable as NuTrek is). Roddenberry cannot be accused of that.
Roddenberry did a soft reboot with both The Motion Picture
and The Next Generation
. And it can be argued that Berman held TNG together while Roddenberry and his lawyer nearly destroyed it with writing room shenanigans.
Berman's biggest crime is that he didn't know when to get out.
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.