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In Which Sci-Fi Franchise Did An Actor Marry The Real-Life Daughter Of His On-Screen Predecessor?

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What Term, Commonly Used To Denote Speedy, Is Also a Legitimate Scientific Measurement?

Answer: Doctor Who

David Tennant is best known for his role in the long-running British sci-fi show Doctor Who. Tennant played the 10th Doctor from 2005-2010 and reprised the role briefly in 2013.

Not only did he have a successful on-screen run as The Doctor, but the role was a boon to his personal life too. During the filming of the Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Daughter”, ┬áhe met his wife Georgia Moffett (now Georgia Tennant). The irony of the whole setup is that on-screen she was the daughter of the The Doctor and off-screen, she was also the daughter of The Doctor–a previous Doctor that is. Georgia’s father is Peter Davison, who played the 5th Doctor in the series during the 1980s.

By such a roundabout route, one Doctor married the daughter of his predecessor.

Image courtesy of the BBC.