First Image From ‘Doctor Who’ Season 7.5 Teases New Monsters And The Doctor On A Motorcycle

The Doctor just can’t resist making a grand entrance, can he?

Doctor Who resumes its seventh season on March 30th, and the BBC has given us our first look at what we’ll be in for when The Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), return. In the image, The Doctor and Clara are seen smashing through The Shard, London’s newest landmark, on a motorcycle. If you look closely at the shards of glass, you can see the reflections of some of the monsters The Doctor and Clara will be facing over the course of the eight-episode, 50th Anniversary season, including new versions of the Ice Warriors (last seen in the classic series) and the Cybermen.

In addition to the photo, the BBC also shared a few spoilery tidbits about season 7.5. The title of the first episode back is “The Bells of St. John,” and the episode marks the debut of the modern Clara (a future and past version of the character previously appeared in season seven in the premiere and Christmas special, respectively). Clara and The Doctor will find themselves facing off with a new nemesis called the Spoonheads, who will stir up trouble when The Doctor discovers something disturbing in modern day London’s Wi-Fi.

That’s just the beginning for The Doctor and Clara. Season 7.5 will take them from the depths of the ocean to the heart of the TARDIs in episodes written by Moffat, award-winning writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther) and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock). The duo are expected to run into a few familiar faces along the way, but they’ll also encounter a bevy of exciting guest stars including Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II), Warwick Davis (Harry Potter), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Richard E Grant (Iron Lady), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Tamzin Outhwaite (Law & Order: UK), and appearing together onscreen for the first time, mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) and Rachael Stirling (Tipping the Velvet).

In a release, head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat enthusiastically teased the rest of the season:

“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!”

Season 7.5 of Doctor Who kicks of Saturday, March 30th on BBC One and BBC America.