So it makes Berman a sell out. Same difference. The politics in hell entrenchment was probably why Menosky and Shankar and others left too. You can't have a show that's contemporary and cerebral at the same time. Manny Coto was the final nail in the coffin. When Braga saw his faceless evil clown cohort and future executive boss, he knew that the fat lady had already song and the space opera party was over. You can only supress talent and vision for so long before the boat hits the reefs and sinks, especially with Berman in total control at the wheel and helm.