Re: Matt Smith would have stayed...
Honestly, the Destiny of the Doctor
audio series is something that should've happened this year, or at least something akin to it. A special on each of the post-1989 Doctors, with little hints towards the 50th anniversary special. Obvious a 9th Doctor special might not have happened, but maybe it would?
I dunno, definitely some lost opportunity there. I mean, who wouldn't honestly want to see Paul McGann in a proper, un-Americanized Doctor Who story?
"Spock...?" Kirk said, whispering.
"I am... most pleased to see again, Captain" Spock formally replied.
McCoy shook his head in disgust. "Oh, for crying out loud, Spock. Its been eighty years!"
"Seventy eight point four years, Doctor."
The Holy Three meet again, in The Return