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Doctor Who the 10th, David Tennant, is planning to get hitched to his fictional daughter Georgia Moffett, who also happens to be the real daughter of his fictional fifth incarnation. Moffet is the real-life fruit of former Time Lord Peter Davison's loins, and played Who offspring Jenny in 2008's The Doctor's Daughter. Davison …

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  1. King Edward I
    Heart

    Nooo!

    Why do the rich, successful, good-looking men get all the best girls?

    Oh, wait...

  2. Giles Jones Gold badge

    Wedding plans?

    Surely they should walk up the aisle to the Dr Who theme tune and be married by a Dalek.

    So many possibilities.

    1. Code Monkey

      Dalek

      You! Will! Love! Honour! And! Obeyyyyyy!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Coat

        And on the wedding night

        Ejaculate! EJACULAAAAATE!!!!

    2. Peter Kay

      I expect this is going to be a puntastic comments thread..

      Personally I want the registrar etc to be John Simm in full priestly regalia..

      Have they considered the vows yet? 'Do thee Doctor, give away Doctor to be married to Doctor (or perhaps 'The')

    3. K. Adams
      Go

      Best Man?

      The Master (resurracted)? (Too bad Anthony Ainley died; he was my favourite...)

      Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart?

      Ian Chesterton?

  3. MinionZero
    Joke

    Hang on, so the daughter of the 5th Doctor is marrying the 10th Doctor?!

    Wow time traveling must make family get togethers confusing. :)

  4. Jacqui

    BBC nepotism

    I think you have to be a relation of a luvvie or welsh to work on DrWho ;-)

    Or sleep with the producer :-)

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Alert

    Blimey!

    Like they say - incest is best!

    1. Dave 142

      r

      they rejected you then?

      1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

        Re: r

        I've never tried to write for Doctor Who but that would appear to be pretty much how most of the Beeb works, more or less. It's hard to get in.

        1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

          Re: Re: r

          To be fair I've got gigs on occasion that I wouldn't have got if I didn't know people (although you generally still have to be good).

          Not this one, though. It was pure pedantry.

          As you were.

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            1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

              Re: FFS get a grip...

              I only just saw this. You're a real nice guy, arencha?

              1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

                Re: Re: FFS get a grip...

                He really is. This muppet's been gobbing off for years without actually ever saying anything of any worth.

                1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

                  Re: Re: Re: FFS get a grip...

                  Oh hi. I just looked at his back catalogue of rejected comments - he's a gem. I shall make sure to accept everything he posts in future.

                  1. Evil Graham

                    Familiar feeling

                    When I read that post yesterday I had a strange sense of deja vu. Then I realised - it was like the average comment on YouTube.

                    They all come from the Department of Net Hate anyway:

                    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/bacc487c0a/exclusive-happy-finish-net-hate

            2. Sil_W
              Flame

              Ooooo...

              ....stroppy.

              "They gave you the shittiest end of the stick editing these comments too. They don't rate you and you clearly don't either otherwise you'd have told them to stick it years ago."

              How about you let *her* decide whether she's in a job she wants to do or not? I'm not normally one to call -isms, but your remark about being the token girl was cheap. You should probably aim for higher standards than that if you want to lecture other people on theirs.

              Still, from what I've seen of Sarah's responses to us commentards so far, I'm sure it'll be like water off a duck.

          2. ian 22
            Joke

            Knowing people

            As in the biblical sense? Did not someone mention sleeping with the producer?

            I'm shocked, shocked.

        2. Stoneshop Silver badge
          Coat

          "It's hard to get in."

          That's a matter of using more/better lube.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      In other news Amazon has started censoring Dr Who

      Well, it is time for Amazon to censor it I guess.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Producer's name

      the current one is Moffat

  6. Edwin

    Confused...

    Wow. That is a properly Gordian knot of interpersonal relationships. Just goes to show time travel is a bad idea.

    1. Stoneshop Silver badge
      Alien

      Bad idea?

      "One of the major problems encountered in time travel is not that of becoming your own father or mother. There is no problem in becoming your own father or mother that a broad-minded and well-adjusted family can't cope with."

      Clearly, you're not broad-minded enough.

      1. Mister Cheese
        Happy

        Our Rob or Ross

        Lister: I'm me own Dad!

        Rimmer: That certainly explains a lot...

  7. Tom 15
    Grenade

    Does David Tennant...?

    Does David Tennant only go out with girls who were in Who? He was dating Sophia Myles before who played Madame de Pompadour in Series 2.

    On a side note Georgia Moffett is only 26 but has a 10 year old son.

  8. hitmouse
    Heart

    And to demonstrate that the union is infinitely improbable

    The mother of the bride is Trillian.

  9. Jon Green
    Terminator

    Can't blame him...

    ...curse the man!

  10. Kool-Aid drinker
    Happy

    I suppose

    they'll arrive at the church in the Tardis?

  11. Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik

    Wait what?

    I'm confused as hell...

    1. Tigra 07 Silver badge
      Coat

      RE: Tom 15

      It appears he's 10, although he was actually born when the dinosaurs were around and they all briefly lived on Voga for 10 years before getting engaged here in 2011.

      The wedding is in 2093 if you're lucky enough to get an invite and the honeymoon is to Egypt in 1822

    2. Anonymous Coward
      WTF?

      According to the imdb....

      ....Trillian and Dr Who also wrote the theme tune to 'button moon'.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      yes

      They already did. Tomorrow.

      1. Haku

        <title>

        And the honeymoon ended 3 weeks ago.

    4. Uncle Slacky Silver badge
      Boffin

      Wibbly wobbly...

      ...timey wimey...

    5. Joefish
      Alert

      Now if that lad grew up to play Doctor Who,

      things could get yet more complicated...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        @Joefish

        Please don't make me think about that, I've got a headache already.

    6. Mark Aggleton
      Thumb Down

      If being born

      on 27/3/02 makes him 10 he definitely is time travelling....

      1. hplasm Silver badge
        Boffin

        He is ten

        But in what number base?

  12. Ben Bawden
    Coat

    Nudge nudge

    Wonder what she thinks of his sonic screwdriver

  13. Syed

    Not as messy as...

    ...Bill Wyman's wedding to Mandy Smith... followed by Bill's son getting engaged to Mandy's mother... eurgh!

    (Thanks Wikipedia)

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Billy"

    "Yes Jonny.."

    "I'm Confuuused.."

    1. MinionZero
      WTF?

      Error : Stack overflow

      I'm stuck in a recursive loop. So Bill Wyman son could also be his father in law. Which would mean Bill Wyman's son could become his own grand father in law. Which would also mean Bill Wyman's wife's father in law is her step son, the grand father in law of her husband?! Which would also mean ... aaargghhh! ... Stack Overflow ... my brain's crashed! :)

      1. DJ 2

        Explained with diagrams.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYlJH81dSiw

  15. Peter Kay

    Is marrying yourself legal? :)

    Technically the 'Doctor's daughter' is a clone, so he's marrying himself (I know, I know, they do look a bit different). Surely that's not allowed..

    I wonder how many other Who marriages there have been - there's already precedence for a 'Time Lord' marriage when Tom Baker (fourth Doctor) briefly married Lalla Ward (Time Lady Romana). Of course, Lalla then went off and married Dawkins, so they're obviously subverting the universe from within..

    1. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

      I think it probably IS legal...

      The good old C of E 'Table of Kindred and Affinity' has a very clear list of who you can't marry:

      A Man may not marry his

      mother

      daughter

      adopted daughter

      father's mother

      mother's mother

      son's daughter

      daughter's daughter

      sister

      wife's mother

      wife's daughter

      father's wife

      son's wife

      father's father's wife

      mother's father's wife

      wife's father's mother

      wife's mother's mother

      wife's daughter's daughter

      wife's son's daughter

      son's son's wife

      daughter's son's wife

      father's sister

      mother's sister

      brother's daughter

      sister's daughter

      But it doesn't actually mention 'himself', so clones seem to be okay then. (although I think they would be rather against the spirit of the thing)

    2. The Indomitable Gall

      Which means that...

      So let me get this straight: the fifth doctor begat the clone of his tenth incarnation.

      But if a clone's a clone, then they are genetically identical, so the fifth doctor must have had relations with someone genetically identical. So far, none of the doctor's regenerations have been female, making the only candidate for mother... the clone herself.

      So at some point in the future (or past) there will be (or will have been) a mammoth case where The Doctor divorced The Doctorclone for infidelitous relationship with... The Doctor.

      In any divorce, it's the kids that suffer, which in this case is also the wife. I bet she was so desperate for therapy that she will have been inventing the whole profession in a few centuries ago.

      1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

        If you have sex with a clone...

        ...is that technically masturbation?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

          @ Uncle Slacky

          Dunno about that but it's more a case of f*cking yourself about that's for sure.

          1. Thecowking

            According to my H2G2...

            We need the Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional tense so:

            He wioll haven met his daughter and he willan on-take her to be his lawful wedded wife.

            Much easier when you have the language for it.

        2. BongoJoe
          Flame

          but, hang on

          "If you have sex with a clone... #

          ...is that technically masturbation?"

          What if it wasn't consensual? Could one be done for raping oneself?

    3. Only a Sith
      Badgers

      Re: Is marrying yourself legal? :)

      Sorry, you may well know this but I've seen it on too many forums not to comment! Jenny wasn't a clone - technically or otherwise. A clone is an exact genetic copy. For example, identical twins are, genetically speaking, clones. However, Jenny was made by making two haploid gametes from the Doctor (randomly picking which chromosome of the source pair should go into the gamete, and presumably doing a bit of recombination on the way), then fusing them into a viable diploid cell and finally accelerating its growth into an adult - the process resulting in genetically different offspring. Assuming that Time Lords have the same sex determination mechanism as mammals, the genetics of the story were actually correct - you could make a female starting from a male but you could not make a male starting from a female.

      Sorry, couldn't stop myself and I'll shut up now ;-)

      1. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
        Boffin

        But...

        Assuming mammalian sex-determination genetics, a population of clones would be Male 25%, female 75%. If the cloning is repeated in the following generations, the ratio gets more skewed. This contradicts the observed sex ratio in the colonists in that episode.

        There is also probably going to be an issue with detrimental recessives.

        1. Matt Siddall

          matthotm

          <pedant>

          Surely after 1 generation, assuming that they were 50% M and 50% F to begin with, the ratios would be:

          62.5% F

          25% M

          12.5% other (YY)

          based on:

          Females, XX x XX always gives XX

          Males, XY x XY gives XX, XY, XY, YY in equal measures

          so all of the Females would give rise to females (50%) plus 25% of the males would give rise to females (25% x 50% = 12.5%) - total 62.5%

          50% of the males would give rise to males - total 25% (50% of 50%)

          25% of the males would give rise to other (YY chromosome - perhaps the machine selectively omits this possibility?)

          One way to keep things in balance is to let the men "clone" themselves four times as often as the women (or three times if YY is prevented).

          </pedant>

    4. Mostor Astrakan
      Heart

      Isaac Asimov speaks...

      Oh, give me a clone

      Of my own flesh and bone

      With its Y chromosome changed to X.

      And after it's grown,

      Then my own little clone

      Will be of the opposite sex.

      Clone, clone of my own,

      With its Y chromosome changed to X.

      And when I'm alone

      With my own little clone

      We will both think of nothing but sex.

      There's more: http://members.tripod.com/~bardic_circle/aclone.htm

  16. Tigra 07 Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Not her!

    Noooo David!

    I suppose there's always Robert Downey Jr...

  17. Number6

    Nicked from a colleague

    ... who pointed out that you've missed the headline:

    "Who's marrying Who's Daughter"

  18. Graham Marsden
    Coat

    But isn't this going to cause problems at the ceremony?

    "You're not supposed to be here at the same time as me!"

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I think

    I need a diagram to fully understand this.

    1. Stoneshop Silver badge

      Don't you mean

      "I'm not supposed to be here at the same time as me!" ?

  20. Camilla Smythe

    Hmmmm That Will be Scrambled Egg

    Dribbling out of my ears. I'll just go cook some bacon..

    Elsewhere..

    According to reports the couple plan to wed on New Year's Day in 2012. A source said: "They are besotted with each other and can't wait to tie the knot."

    HUH???

    OK, has the BEEB not got enough funding left to recharge the iTARDIS batteries and let them get on with it? Nothing good will come of this imposed year of celibacy.

    Rumpy Pumpy whilst not being 'married' seems most Un-Doctorish to me. Still I suppose if they just keep it to 'besotted' then the 'Guild of Time Lords' will not have a problem.

    Bring back Jon Pertwee and the Maggots, bugger that was not intended. I'll just make sure there is a bit of space behind the sofa to go hide.

    Kids today. Dr Who? Last I heard Kylie Minogue was part of the scene. Pah, bet they did not dissolve her head with maggot vomit..

    blah

    blah

    blah

    1. The Indomitable Gall

      Who said anything about celibacy/abstinence?

      They said that they "*CAN'T* wait" until they're married. That means they're *not* abstaining. Keep up!

  21. Ritesh Tendulkar

    The Stupids

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'm_My_Own_Grandpa

  22. Andy Farley

    That made my head spin

    Who's on 3rd base?

    1. Baskitcaise

      Who's on 3rd base?

      I Don't Know!

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  24. Colin Brett
    Coat

    Given the level of inbreeding ...

    ... I can only surmise that Galifrey is a small village in the middle of Norfolk.

    I'm going.

  25. philbo
    Happy

    I can't wait for their entry

    ..in Who's Who

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Coffee/keyboard

      Just about...

      Just about managed to restrain tea before ejecting it to the laptop screen.

      1. Stoneshop Silver badge
        Boffin

        Drinking beverages

        is the wrong type of co-activity when reading comments on articles such as these (as well as the article itself, usually).

  26. Haku
    Coat

    Offspring

    If they have a child, will they call it Ouroboros (or Lister)?

    Mine's the leather one with the Starbug keys in the pocket.

  27. Juan Inamillion

    Ouch

    My head hurts after reading that....

  28. Colin Guthrie
    Coat

    Peter Davison missed the.....

    .... "I always wanted my daughter to marry a Doctor" line!

  29. Robin 1

    Dashed hopes...

    My wife is gonna be unhappy to hear this news. I think she hoped for a chance with him someday... :)

    1. Alan B

      "I think she hoped for a chance with him someday..."

      I think she hoped for a chance with Who someday?

      (Sorry, it had to be said...)

    2. Stoneshop Silver badge
      Coat

      Well,

      She'll just have to meet him someday when he's not yet married. Which should not be a problem, as I understand things.

  30. bluesxman
    Coat

    So...

    Who's marrying who?

    Oh...

    Who's marrying Who!

  31. Blitheringeejit
    Coat

    Since Galifreyans have two hearts...

    ... one wonders if part(s) of the doctoral appeal lie in the subtrouser region of spacetime ...

    <coat>

  32. Def Silver badge
    Stop

    Re: I think it probably IS legal...

    Are we still caring what the C of E (or any other form of organised religion) thinks or says?

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Dr. The Who

    Doctor my eyes.

  34. Petrea Mitchell
    IT Angle

    Puts me in mind of MST3K, actually

    ...specifically, the line from _Girls Town_: "They're caught in a Freudian quagmire!"

  35. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    CyberBestMan

    Perhaps he will discover if Georgia Moffett is bigger on the inside...

  36. R Callan

    Doctor

    It may not really be in the spirit of things, but will they play "Talking 'bout my generation" at the ceremony?

  37. Winkypop Silver badge
    Coat

    Who's on the guest list?

    Sorry.

  38. Sam Therapy
    Thumb Up

    Gets my vote for best "nice" story of the day

    Saddo that I am, it brought a smile to me face.

    Congrats to them. May they have a long and happy life together.

  39. takuhii
    Thumb Up

    Who's marrying what?

    That is possibly the most confusing thing I have ever read!

  40. KitD

    Ahhhh ...

    4 hearts beating as one ...

    1. Syed

      Erm...

      Shouldn't that be beating as two?!?!?!

      1. Urh
        Stop

        Re: Erm...

        Are you sure? Do the individual hearts of a Time Lord beat separately or in unison? I seem to have misplaced my encyclopedia of fictional xenobiology. If they did beat in unsion, then there is a case for it being four hearts beating as one, rather than four as two. And that's assuming that the Doctor's own daughter is indeed a "pure-bred" Time Lord. For all we know, the Mother of the Bride at this wedding could very well be Peri, Nyssa or (goodness forbid) Tegan, and that's if you assume that the Doctor didn't use the TARDIS to diddle one of his past (or future) companions. Four hearts beating as one or two? Let's get a handle on how many hearts we're dealing with first.

  41. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    whoa

    i've read this over three times and as far as I can tell, it requires either the Tardis or a wormhole.

  42. Minophis
    WTF?

    Gallifrey?

    Sounds more like the Mississippi to me.

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