Skip to comments.Doctor Who to marry his own daughter...sort of
Posted on 01/06/2011 4:54:33 PM PST by Grig
Actor David Tennant is to marry actress Georgia Moffett. That news is fairly straightforward, albeit devastating for several single women I know.
But the type of viewer who gets confused between actors and the televisual roles they play should just give up now. You see, the pair met during the filming of the 2008 Doctor Who episode The Doctors Daughter. Tennant, of course, played the Doctor, while Moffett played his daughter.
Well, sort of.
The character Jenny was in fact created by inserting the Doctors hand into a progeneration machine, a device that took a diploid cell (containing copies of chromosomes from both of the Doctors parents) and split it into haploid cells (which contain one set of chromosones), using this to create a new life form: a daughter who was the Doctors direct offspring, but did not have a mother.
(Please note that even though scientists have never achieved the exact same thing with humans or animals, Japanese researchers were able to use this haploidisation a few years ago to produce a baby mouse with two biological mothers and no father.)
However, if you thought this only left the confusion of what race the artificially created daughter of a half-human, half-Timelord has, think again.
To make things even more muddled, Moffett has a famous real-life father. No, not the Doctor Who writer (thats Stephen Moffat), but actor Peter Davidson. As in the fifth Doctor.
That is to say, Tennant is marrying not only his on-screen daughter, but also the real-life daughter of his on-screen former self.
We certainly wish the couple all the best. But if they go on to have a daughter, we suggest she might be better off avoiding reruns of a certain sci-fi show to spare them a major identity crisis.
Tennant was a good Dr. The new one isn’t bad either.
Well, if Wedge Antilles can be the uncle of Obi-Wan Kenobi, then anything is possible in sci-fi. So go marry your clone daughter of another man who is you.
Thanks, A Lot!
You are welcome.
Actress Greer Garson married the actor who played her son in “Mrs Miniver”, Richard Ney. Unfortunately they didn’t find happiness together.
Actress Gloria Graham married her stepson Anthony Ray, with whom she had two children. Her marriage to his father, director Nicholas Ray, had broken up 8 years earlier when Ray discovered Graham and his 13 year old son in bed together.
Hey, it’s just Hollywood!
Link here if legal http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-09-26/news/daddy-s-girl/
Cool. But is he his own grandfather yet?
It took a couple eps but I like the new Doctor very much. Tennant was very good in his own rights.
Not only did he divorce his first wife to do so, and not only was his character Dexter a serial killer, but the other role Michael Hall was known for was the gay lead in Six Feet Under.
If you believe in bad karma, you may wonder if actors build it up from the roles they play.
Not surprisingly, Jennifer has since filed for divorce.
Judging by the picture, it looks like it just wasn't meant to be.
Yes, but can he have himself cloned, miniaturized and injected into him own blood stream in order to perform brain surgery on himself?
Wow, Gloria Grahame played the slutty “Violet” in It’s a Wonderful Life, and then slept with her 13 year old stepson. Talk about typecasting!
Also, when diagnosed with cancer she just insisted she didn’t have it and died soon after. A headstrong woman for sure.
My FAVORITE Doctor. I have an autographed picture of Tom Baker. A friend who went to England got it for me. For Christmas, our daughter got me a tee-shirt that says “You Never Forget Your First Doctor”. It has a picture of a tardis on it. I’m such a geek!
Tom Bakper does the voice announcing for Little Britain. Imagine if Larry Flint produced Benny Hill....Tom Baker is quite funny.
Georgia Moffett is a smoking hot babe.
My monic mcrewdriver habitually mubmtitutem “m” for “m.”
Not only that but Peter Davidson was David Tennant’s Doctor. Which is to say, the incarnation of The Doctor that David grew up with.
“inserting the Doctors hand into a progeneration machine”
Always wondered what his specialty was...
So naturally, I thought it would be about David Epstein!! - http://bigjournalism.com/driehl/2010/12/10/huffington-post-blogger-david-epstein-accused-of-incest/
The Van Gogh eppie was one of the best I’ve ever seen, almost as good as Blink or Silence In The Library.
Blink was excellent all around. Despite the problems, I liked the Winston Churchill ep. with the Daleks. I want to know more about River Song. If she can inspire fear in a Dalek, that has got to be something. Seeing a rebooted Romana has also been a hope of mine. The Master got a new lease on life and K9 came back for a bit.
Oh if on;y I could clone myself. I’d love to father myself to see if I could turn out to be less of an arse.
Yeah, the River Song meme is great! I thought K9 coming back was cool, too...and I thought the Winnie actor did a great job.
From one of my favorites, Invisible Enemy. TB had some of the best stories of any of the classic Dr. Who. City Of Death is my other top TB favorite.
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She is also the real daughter of the actor who played the 5th doctor (Peter Davison — ie Peter R. Moffet)).
Tennant and Moffet met on the set while filming the Doctor’s Daughter.
It is believed she couldn’t get another job on the show because she started dating Tennant.
She has a son, but was not married before.
And of course Billy Piper was just wonderful to watch
Mo....you two wauua pmay around with metterm again.
Thim game muckm.
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And naturally I can’t let this go unsaid.
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