Therin of Andor wrote:
There was no budget for the legal work required to get blooper releases done properly. Not Rick Berman's fault at all, IIRC.
Actually, I think what Dick is referring to is the long-held belief that Berman was the one who nixed future gag reels due to personal preference. No idea if that is true or not, but I have heard it 'round the traps.
Of course, that doesn't explain the gag reels that we've seen for DS9, VOY, and ENT. Brief as the former two are, they do
exist. And the ENT ones are on the official DVDs, so clearly they didn't have a problem with releasing them by that point.