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

  • Rick Moranis Is Not Retired But Explains Why He Passed On Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    For the most part, it sounds like the cast of the original ‘Ghostbusters’ movies are happily handing off the torch to the new generation in Paul Feig’s reboot film, starring Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig.  From the original two films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver […]

  • Pterodactyl! Meet The New Pink Power Ranger… Naomi Scott

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    The first Power Ranger in the new 2017 film adaptation of the hit kids series has been announced!  The teenager with attitude in the reboot is Naomi Scott, who can currently be seen in ‘The Martian’ and has also appeared in ‘The 33′ (based on the true story of the trapped Chilean miners) and as […]

  • Is It Going Commando If Your Undies Are On The Outside? Frank Miller’s New Cover Emphasizes The MAN In Superman

    Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    I’m not sure what DC was thinking by enlisting Frank Miller to do yet another unwarranted sequel to ‘The Dark Knight Returns’– ‘The Dark Knight III – The Master Race’– but they did it and we’re going to have to endure it… well, to a degree.  No one HAS to buy it and/or read it.  […]

  • The First Draft Of ‘The New Mutants’ Script Is Finished

    Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    With ‘Deadpool‘ hitting theaters next year and Ryan Reynolds playing the famous Merc With A Mouth, Fox is looking to the comic book which spawned him as its next mutant hit, ‘The New Mutants’.  Debuting in 1982, ‘The New Mutants’ was a return to the foundation of the X-Men, adolescents just discovering that they are […]

  • Get Your Cape On And Visit Super Hero High School In This First Clip From ‘DC Super Hero Girls’

    Posted Monday, October 5th, 2015 02:06 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this summer, we brought you news that DC/Warner Brothers were launching a new initiative for girls which would include animated online shorts as well as TV specials and direct-to-DVD movies; toys; apparel; and partnerships with Random House Publishing and LEGO.  The time has come! The first animated clip is now available online and introduces […]

  • Weekend Box Office (10/02-10/04): There’s Life On Mars And At Theaters As ‘The Martian’ Rockets To #1

    Posted Monday, October 5th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    To no one’s surprise, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel ‘The Martian’ conquered the box office this weekend.  The film has gotten rave reviews and fans have embraced the sci fi flick in which Matt Damon plays Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets left behind on the desolate planet after an aborted mission and […]

  • Lionsgate Narrows Its Candidates To Play The ‘Power Rangers’ But The Would-Be Zacks Might Cause Controversy

    Posted Monday, October 5th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    It’s not quite Morphin Time.  Lionsgate’s new big screen reboot of the original incarnation of the long-running kids show, ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’, shortened to just ‘Power Rangers’ won’t hit theaters until January 13, 2017, but things are moving along nicely and now comes word that the search for actors to portray the rainbow spandex-clad […]

  • Kevin Feige Confirms ‘Doctor Strange’ Will Be A “Most Unique” Origin Story And Discusses Female Roles

    Posted Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans say they’re sick of origin stories in super hero movies, but not every colorful crime fighter is Spider-Man or Batman, whose origins have been told a million times over.  It’s unlikely that most average moviegoers had a clue who Iron Man or Ant-Man were until their movies and it wouldn’t have made sense to […]

  • Sony Wants To Animate ‘Ghostbusters’ Again, But This Time As A Movie

    Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 01:02 pm GMT -4

    True, ‘Ghostbusters’ is one of the top movies of the 80s and spawned a less successful cinematic sequel, but to those that were kids during that time, there might have been an even more influential version of the spectre-hunting crew: ‘The Real Ghostbusters.’  Debuting on Saturday morning in 1986, ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ was an animated […]

  • Title Sequence Of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Possibly Breaks All 10 Commandments

    Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Scream Queens’ has turned out to be more campy that creepy, so as we tiptoe closer to Halloween, TV watchers need some real chills.  Luckily, FX’s hit anthology series ‘American Horror Story’ returns next week with its new season ‘Hotel.’ The all-star cast is comprised of many ‘AHS’ regulars and other actors who have formerly […]

  • Watch Two Clips From Saturday’s New Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’

    Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 12:33 am GMT -4

    ‘Doctor Who’ Season Nine continues this Saturday with the third new episode, entitled ‘Under The Lake’ written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Daniel O’Hara. The episode is described: Under a lake, in the dripping gloom of an underwater base, stands a gleaming black space ship, recovered from the lake bed. Nothing is inside – […]

  • ‘The Martian’ Scientists Discover Life On Mars – It’s Mark Watney And His Greatest Weakness

    Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    In DC Comics, beings from Mars have one weakness, fire.  But in ‘The Martian’, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) isn’t a real Martian and therefore has an altogether different weakness. In this latest clip from Ridley Scott‘s next surefire hit, the crew back on Earth, Vinkat “Vincent” Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Annie Montrose (Kristen Wiig) […]

  • HBO In Hot Water Over ‘Westworld’ Extra Casting Sex Scandal

    Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    HBO is taking heat from the Screen Actor’s Guild over a controversial casting consent form handed out to over 50 extras on the set of their new J.J. Abrams-produced science fiction thriller ‘Westworld’.  The new series is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin” which should […]

  • Is This The Real Reason Why Rupert Wyatt Didn’t Gamble On ‘Gambit’?

    Posted Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Fox’s ‘Gambit’ isn’t having the best of luck getting made.  The studio pounced when ‘Magic Mike’ star Channing Tatum expressed interest in playing the character– who falls under the ‘X-Men’ umbrella of characters, which Fox has on license from Marvel Comics.  With a big name star attached, things looked smooth enough for the studio to […]

  • Alan Tudyk’s ‘Con Man’ Web Series Trailer Offers A Cringe-Worthy Insider’s Look At Comic Cons

    Posted Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    There was once a short-lived cult science fiction TV series, from which the actor that played captain went on to star in a more high profile, successful show while the co-star, a favorite among the show’s ravenous fans, has not achieved the same level of fame and makes ends meet by signing autographs at conventions.  […]