Last year Doctor Who underwent, probably one of its biggest changes - casting a female actor as The Doctor, however during an episode of "David Tennant Does a Podcast with..." american actress Whoopi Goldberg revealed that she once pitched an American adaptation of Doctor Who in which she would have starred as the Doctor.
Now we all know what your thinking, most American versions of iconic British TV Series dont have the best record - but we in theory could have ended the female and colour debate way earlier then now and got to see an iconic American Actress take on the role.
Goldberg said "I don’t know if I told you this last time, how I wanted to be the first female Doctor Who, and the American version of Doctor Who ends up in New York and is me. Because to me, we don’t have a Doctor Who. We don’t have that character who is traveling through dimension and time ... The idea of that just so made me happy, but they were like, 'Um, no.' So it’s like, 'Okay. I’m cool. I understand.'"
However, even though she was turn down, Goldberg is still be up for appearing on Doctor Who in some capacity saying "I like the idea of doing things the way y'all do them, you do some really fun stuff like Black Mirror or, you know, I'm still dying to do Doctor Who."
Make it happen, BBC.