As we speak, millions of Whovians are placing their bets on who will be cast as the next Doctor. After they learn who almost got the gig back in the 80’s, they’d be happy to take whatever they can get.

According to Times, Now On The Big Screen: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who At The Cinema, there were a few attempts to bring The Doctor and his Tardis to the American Cinema.

Their first choice? None other than Michael Jackson, the king of pop! That’s right. Forget the fez, you almost had to wear a white glove to support your favorite sci fi show.

The good news is that he declined the role… the weirder news is that after Jackson declined, the role was offered to Bill Cosby.

Source: NME