Originally Posted by Zardoz
Well by the 4th season GR was as good as dead, he was immobile, and not cognizant most of the time.
Sad, but true.
I think one of the last things Roddenberry did with Trek was give Rick Berman and the late Michael Piller his blessing to go forward with DS9. He may not have known exactly what the show was all about, but he gave them "the word" (as Kirk said in Star Trek III
) to continue the franchise forward...
It was totally a symbolic thing, but I thought it was nice.