Just released by the BBC is this new image and title of Doctor Who‘s season opener, “The Bells of St. John.” The episode will serve as our official introduction to Jenna-Louise Coleman‘s companion, Clara, after we’ve already sort of met her twice last season. “The Bells of St. John” is being billed as a, “modern day urban thriller” and will air on March 30th. It will also feature a bevy of London landmarks like The Shard and Westminster Bridge, and will introduce us to new Who villains, The Spoonheads. No joking, that’s their name, and they’re connected to whatever monsters are lurking in the wi-fi.

Steven Moffat also teased us a little more about what we’ll be seeing this season, saying,

It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed!  If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway!

Okay, most of this we already knew but that bit about, “the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed,” what’s that about!? Is it the answer to the ever present question, Doctor Who? Will we learn his name!? Technically, River still needs to learn his name in order to whisper it in the ear of the 10th Doctor back in “The Forest of the Dead,” is that what we’ll see? Oh, so many questions!

What do you think his biggest secret is? And what do you think of what’s coming this season? Can March 30th come any sooner!?

UPDATE: Got a better, hi-res version of the above image, click it to embiggen, and I’ve noticed they’ve hidden the monsters in the shards of glass. Look! Ice Warriors!


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