Is this the most ridiculous coincidence involving the most famous science fiction TV characters ever?
In 2009's BBC Hamlet, Dr Who played Hamlet, while the Captain of the Starship Enterprise played his Uncle Claudius.
In 2007's Utopia, the same Dr Who faced off against the Master.
In 1980's BBC Hamlet, the same Master played Hamlet, while the same Captain of the Starship Enterprise played his Uncle Claudius.
In 1976's I Claudius, the same Master played Dr Who's Uncle Claudius.
At least the last one was a different Doctor.
Links go to IMDB pages for the actors and characters.
2009, David Tennant as Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as Claudius
2007, Derek Jacobi played the Master against David Tennant's The Doctor in "Utopia"
1980, Derek Jacobi as Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as Claudius
1976, Derek Jacobi as Claudius, uncle of Caligula played by John Hurt.
2013, John Hurt played The Doctor in "The Name Of The Doctor"