Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who and Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Departing Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi could have been part of another science fiction TV institution, as it’s been revealed he auditioned to play Commander Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Capaldi has portrayed the mercurial Time Lord for three seasons, after taking over for Matt Smith in 2013. A lifelong fan of the series, Capaldi decided to bow out after this year’s upcoming Christmas special, ‘Twice Upon A Time,’ that will also see the departure of longtime Who showrunner Steven Moffat and the debut of Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to portray the Doctor.

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