Originally Posted by Zardoz
Rick was there from day one to make sure GR did not repeat TMP problems and budget. Rick took over after GR's health failed.
Yep, Berman was sent by the studio initially to keep things (namely Roddenberry) in check. But I think he really started to take over as showrunner during TNG's third season. By the show's fourth season, Roddenberry's visits to the set started to become fewer and fewer...