‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 Spoilers: Peter Capaldi Revealed as Twelfth Doctor
They say it is a form of euthanasia, used to clear hospital beds and save the NHS money. The use of end of life care methods on disabled newborn babies was revealed in the doctors bible, the British Medical Journal. The previously mentioned doctor wrote of the pain of watching the slow, forced deaths of newborn babies. One babys parents decided to put their infant on the pathway because of a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies, according to the doctor. (Photo credit: Shutterstock.com) (Photo credit: Shutterstock.com) Heres some of what the doctor wrote in the medical journal [emphasis added]: The voice on the other end of the phone describes a newborn baby and a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies. I have a growing sense of dread as I listen. The parents want nothing done because they feel that these anomalies are not consistent with a basic human experience. I know that once decisions are made, life support will be withdrawn. Assuming this baby survives, we will be unable to give feed, and the parents will not want us to use artificial means to do so. Regrettably, my predictions are correct. I realise as I go to meet the parents that this will be the tenth child for whom I have cared after a decision has been made to forgo medically provided feeding.  Like other parents in this predicament, they are now plagued with a terrible type of wishful thinking that they could never have imagined.
Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.” Outgoing Doctor Matt Smith had a pre-recorded message for the new commander of the TARDIS. “I wish my successor all the best and say good luck and good on you for getting it, because I know he’s both a huge fan of the show and a really nice guy,” Smith said. The 55-year-old Scottish actor hails from Glasgow, and is best known for playing the sardonically profane political insider Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series “The Thick of It.” The UK comedy series created by Armando Iannucci focuses on the inner-workings of the British government. Capaldi is known for expertly delivering sarcastic, expletive-ridden insults in the series, which quickly made his character a fan favorite. The hit show also spawned a feature film spin-off titled “In the Loop,” in which Capaldi reprised the role of Malcolm. Capaldi is also known for his many film, television and stage roles. He was featured in the 1983 film “Local Hero” alongside Burt Lancaster, and in the zombie flick “World War Z” with Brad Pitt. He also won an Oscar in 1994 for his short film “Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life.” According to BBC News , Capaldi was also in Doctor Who– he played the smaller role of the Roman merchant Caecilius in the 2008 episode “Fires of Pompeii.” After a string of young doctors, (Matt Smith, David Tennant,) the 12th iteration of the Doctor will harken back to earlier Doctors, who were of a more advanced age. BBC News reports that Capaldi is the same age as the first Doctor, William Hartnell, who was also 55 when he was cast in the role in 1963. Steven Moffat, the executive producer and lead writer of the show, said that Capaldi as the the Doctor is an “incendiary combination.” Capaldi was reportedly cast as the Doctor after a secret audition at Moffat’s house. Moffat disclosed that he had considered Capaldi as the Doctor in the past, and is thrilled that the time has finally come for Capaldi to play the part. “One of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television,” Moffat said.