About Jason Motes

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Jason's earliest memory is of watching 'Batman,' followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn't run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason's father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of 'Snow White.' (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek...) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.
Favorites: JJ Abrams' Star Trek, original Trek, original Star Wars, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Wonder Twins, Dazzler, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Spider-Woman, Isis, 1966 Batman series, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Walking Dead, anything by Ray Harryhausen, Batwoman, 90s Starman and as I said, Jem totally counts!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Jason Motes - Writer

  • ‘Transformers’ Gets A Team Of Writers For Sequels And Spinoffs Including Robert Kirkman

    Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Transformers’ continues to defy the laws of movie success.  Rarely has there been a series of movies that have been so detested by critics and many viewers (including fans of the original cartoons and toys) and yet makes billions of dollars, hand over fist.   The last one, ‘Age of Extinction’ made $210,000,000 and that’s […]

  • What’s In A Name? Batman Prepares To Take On… Rihanna?!

    Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s the average night in Gotham City, which may as well be named “Disturbia,” when danger strikes.  Commissioner Gordan flashes an “S.O.S” via the Bat Signal to summon Batman and Robin.  The Penguin and Catwoman are dueling it out and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire.  “Shut Up And Drive” shouts Damian Wayne, a.k.a. […]

  • Disney Is Considering Giving Marvel And Star Wars Their Own Channels

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Disney already has several networks.  In addition to owning ABC and ESPN, there are three kid-targeted stations, The Disney Channel, Disney Jr. for preschoolers and Disney XD, a more action-oriented channel for older kids and adults.  But as entertainment and the way people consume it evolves, Disney may be looking for new outlets for its […]

  • How Did The Daredevil Costume On Netflix Compare To The Original Design?

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Being the first Marvel super hero to headline his own Netflix series, Daredevil (played by Charlie Cox) drew much scrutiny before the program debuted. After all, a TV series– even one that isn’t technically on TV– don’t have the same budgets as the live action Marvel films that captivate audiences. And early photos of Cox […]

  • Greg Berlanti Says Don’t Expect ‘Supergirl’ To Crossover With ‘The Flash’ And ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    After launching two hit series for The CW based on DC Comics’ roster of heroes, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’, producer Greg Berlanti is bringing some of that DC magic to CBS with one of this fall’s most buzzed about new shows, ‘Supergirl.’  Berlanti’s involvement set fanboys and girls abuzz.  ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ cross over […]

  • Who Should Be The Cinematic ‘New Mutants’?

    Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    20th Century Fox  has been scoring big with its ‘X-Men’ franchise, so it’s no wonder they are seeking to expand, what with the existing X-cast members aging and announcing plans to retire (Hugh Jackman).  And what more suitable addition than ‘The New Mutants‘?  This concept was the first X-Men spin-off series, featuring a new class […]

  • Take Flight With Supergirl In The New Trailer And Behind-The-Scenes Footage

    Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Supergirl’ swoops into prime time this fall, airing on Monday nights on CBS.  Though not technically part of the same continuity as ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’, this show is produced by many of the same masterminds behind The CW’s pair of super hero hits, so hopefully some of that same magic will carry over to […]

  • Dark Horse Reprinting Original ‘Masters of the Universe’ Toy Minicomics

    Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Back in the dark, primitive days of the early 1980s, action figures were NOT all based on existing movies and TV shows.  Some toys were simply… toys.  That was the case with what would go on to be one of the most successful collections of the decade– and a significant factor in the world of […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Vs. Batman? CBS’ Girl of Steel Series Gets A Time Slot And New Photos

    Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 04:04 pm GMT -4
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    CBS has a lot of faith in the Girl of Steel, ordering a full season of ‘Supergirl’ to add muscle to their lineup.  Co-created by Greg Berlanti, one of the executive producers of The CW hits  ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ (as well as their upcoming spinoff ‘Legends of Tomorrow’), the new show doesn’t outright take […]

  • ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Trailer: “Truly Outrageous” Or A True Outrage?

    Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 01:12 pm GMT -4
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    Timed to coincide with the release of ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ comes the trailer for ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ the live action movie based on the hit 80s cartoon and toy line.  In the original, music executive Jerrica Benton used a sentient holographic computer to become Jem, a glamorous rock star backed by her band The […]

  • Don’t Fear This Short Behind-The-Scenes Video Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff

    Posted Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Still smarting from the finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Five?  Well, it will be several long months until Season Six launches in October, but AMC realizes just how important this series, based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s best-selling comic book series set in a world overrun with flesh-craving zombies, is.  So to tide […]

  • 7 New And Outrageous Hi-Res Pics From ‘Jem And The Holograms’

    Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015 12:58 pm GMT -4
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    It’s not quite showtime synergy as the live action movie version of ‘Jem and the Holograms’ doesn’t hit heaters until October 23rd, but filming of the Jon M. Chu-directed adaptation has been completed and the movie is in post-production right now.  Based on the beloved 80s animated series/toy line, ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ stars Aubrey […]

  • Cyclops & Havok Will Somehow Be Brothers In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 08:29 pm GMT -4
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    Mutated blood is thicker than water, or possible chronological anomalies. In the comics, Scott Summers, better known as the X-Men leader Cyclops is the older brother of Alex Summers, also known as Havok.  As children, the siblings parachuted from a crashing plane, piloted by their father Christopher.  Scott was injured in the escape and as […]

  • What Does DC Have Planned For Dick Grayson To Celebrate Robin’s 75th Anniversary?

    Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article has references to upcoming events in the comic book ‘Grayson’.  If you don’t want to be spoiled, you may want to avoid this. Before Bucky, Toro, Captain Marvel Jr., Speedy, Kid Flash and Aqualad, there came the first sidekick in comic book history, Robin the Boy Wonder.  Debuting in 1940′s ‘Detective […]

  • Bruce Timm’s Reaction To Margot Robbie As His Creation Harley Quinn In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    One of the masterminds behind DC’s animated universe has always been Bruce Timm, whose simplified, cartoon-y style set the tone of the moody ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and has carried over to several spin-off series and movies.  Though ‘Batman’ and subsequent shows borrowed heavily from the vast library of DC Comics stories and characters, the […]