Michael Jackson may have been skilled at the moonwalk, but we had no idea his space age dance moves could have secured him the lead role in hit sci fi series Doctor Who! We can picture the lineup of Doctors past 'n' present now; David Tennant, Matt Smith, Christopher Ecclestone, Tom Baker and Michael Jackson.
Charles Norton's Now On The Big Screen: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who At The Cinema alleges that Paramount Pictures was interested in taking the BBC sci-fi franchise to the big screen - and they deserately wanted Michael Jackson to hop in the Tardis and come along for the ride.
Considering the fact that Michael had limited experience - his performance in the Thriller music video remains one of his best loved "acting" stints to date - his fee wouldn't have been too considerable, if the project had got off the ground. But, just in case, the Doctor Who producers had a backup in mind - Bing Crosby.
We guess he's similar to Michael Jackson in... well, in lots of ways. If you think about it very hard and for a very long time. Probably.
Unsurprisingly, the Doctor Who movie was never made (sniff), leaving us all to live in a world where Michael Jackson had never starred as a Time Lord. Boo. Would you have liked to see the King of Pop star as the Lord of Time?