R. Star wrote:
I definitely have to agree that Star Trek got better once Roddenberry wasn't suppressing the writing talent.
He didn't. The only thing Roddenberry insisted on was that by the time of TNG our heroes spend more time fighting bad guys than each other. Half-way though the first season
, he turned over the reins to Berman and stepped back into a supervisory role (primarily okaying what Berman was doing).