I just started watching Picard and I started wondering what does Rick Berman think of Picard? Last I heard anything from him was just wishing Discovery luck before that show started. He's kept a pretty low profile the last several years. I suppose part of that is he just wants to stay out of the way and let the current show runners take the show wherever they see fit. He's a former show runner guy so he probably figures they don't need him opining about their work. But arguably TNG improved once Rick Berman took over day to day control of the show as Roddenberry's health failed. Berman has his faults, but TNG did see a considerable improvement once he took over (I find his faults lie mostly in staying on too long and taking too long to bring in new blood). Picard is probably most closely related to his own work. I wonder what he'd think of it. This show is a bit more thoughtful than Discovery, less action oriented. To me it feels like it fits with the existing continuity of TNG era shows (Discovery for me does not really fit too well in my eyes to its era--though I like it for other reasons).