Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has proven notoriously combative of spoilers, but with Season 9 due to burst forth from the TARDIS this Saturday, The BBC is ahead of the curve. The full list of Season 9 episodes has emerged, a number of them call and responses that could suggest a more serialized approach than usual.

The BBC tweeted out the full list of Season 9 episode titles earlier today, many of which seem to link up thematically (if not narratively), often sharing the same writers and directors, despite broadcasting a week apart. The network also served up a bit of insight and trivia into each outing, while the full list can be found below:

While we wait for Saturday, so reads he BBC’s new synopsis for premiere installment “The Magician’s Apprentice”:

Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from?

As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.

Premiering September 19 with two-part installment “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar,” Doctor Who Season 9 will feature among its guest stars Game of Thrones favorite Maisie Williams, Rufas Hound, Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, Struan Rodger, Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas, and a returning Michelle Gomez.

In the meantime, we’ve included the first trailers again below, and stay tuned for more on all of Doctor Who’s upcoming season, including River Song’s return for the Christmas Special!

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