Re: Matt Smith would have stayed...
Vulture Capitalist wrote:
Yeah. There was an arc where they had the cast split into two separate groups for much of a season and alternated episodes between them, but Ben Browder was the star and presumably had to be in every episode, so they did an episode that had Crichton being duplicated and then had one Crichton go with each group.
Though to be fair that turned out to be a pretty brilliant choice on their part and an integral part of the overall story.
The quality of that ten ep. story arc is subjective at best, it also drove people away from the show.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books