Monday news round-up: David Tennant, James Marsters, Bionic Woman [UPDATED]

It was another bustling weekend in the SF news ecosystem. Here's the latest quirky facts to flower before our watchful eyes:

IT’S NEWS!
Looks like Bionic Woman, Journeyman and Chuck have received additional script orders - usually a good sign that a network is behind a show - read more over at SyFyPortal . You can also read more about these shows in SFX 163 (on sale next week) and SFX 164.

IT’S NEWS!
Word is that James "Spike" Marsters has fallen in love with Wales after working on Torchwood, and has decided to launch his new album Like A Waterfall in Cardiff on Saturday 17 November. Marsters liked the city so much from his time with Barrowman and chums that he is returning next month to hold the European launch of his new album at The Point in Cardiff Bay. He can be seen in the opening episode of Torchwood early next year, and the 12-track Like A Waterfall (available now from www.jamesmarsterslive.com ) is his second album. Tickets for the gig are available from www.thepointcardiffbay.com . The concert will also feature fellow Torchwood actor Gareth "Ianto" David Lloyd and his blues band.

IT’S NEWS!
There's going to be a Gears of War movie (based on the Xbox 360 game from Epic) and it'll probably be green-screen-tastic in the style of 300, reports Empire . Seems script-writer Stuart Beattie told Gamepro : "[300] was shot completely on green screen, which is amazing when you actually see the film. It's probably how we're going to do Gears of War."

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Date for your diary. David "The Doctor" Tennant and Freema "Martha Jones" Agyeman are going to be signing copies of the Doctor Who series three DVD box set at HMV on London's Oxford Street, on Monday 5 November (1:30pm). Apparently, fans can pick up free wristbands at HMV from 9am that morning - limited number! - which permit entry to the signing.

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