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

  • Take Aim At Season 3 Of ‘Arrow’ With A Blooper Reel And 16 New Pictures

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 02:04 pm GMT -4
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    The breakout CW hit ‘Arrow’, based on DC Comics’ character Green Arrow/Oliver Queen returns for its third season Wednesday October 8th and things will be going in all kinds of new directions.  Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) steps up as a full-fledged hero himself, as Arsenal.  Brandon Routh, the former film Superman, joins the cast as […]

  • Tom Hiddleston Is Heading To ‘Skull Island’

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Loki is stepping out of Thor’s shadow, as Tom Hiddleston is set to headline his first major film, the prequel to ‘King Kong’, ‘Skull Island’, from Universal Pictures and Legendary.  The film will be directed by indie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who previously helmed the documentary ‘The Kings of Summer.’  Vogt-Roberts most recently directed the pilot […]

  • What Were C-3PO/Anthony Daniels’ Demands For Appearing In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    We all knew growing up, that C-3PO was the biggest diva in the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy (far, far away).  Like Jennifer Lopez, the actor who embodied and voiced the classic golden robot issued a few demands in order to reprise the role in the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’  Oh it’s nothing as bad as […]

  • The Deanmon Emerges In This Trailer For ‘Supernatural’ Season 10

    Posted Monday, September 15th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Last season of The CW’s ‘Supernatural’ kicked off with Sam Winchester (Jared Padelecki) possessed by evil angel Gadreel (Tahmoh Penickett).  Now the tables have turned, as in the Season Nine finale, it was Dean (Jensen Ackles) who became possessed by a demon, due to his agreement to accept the Mark of Cain.  (This was, of […]

  • Zack Snyder Releases The First Official Image of The Batmobile, Plus Fan-Filmed Footage From The Set

    Posted Sunday, September 14th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Images of the Batmobile from Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ taken by bystanders have already leaked online, so apparently, the director himself decided to release a higher quality official photo.  The new version definitely resembles the Christopher Nolan version, referred to as “The Tumbler”– chunky and militaristic, especially the guns… which is […]

  • Alex Kurtzman Teases How Dark His Venom Movie Will Be

    Posted Friday, September 12th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Announced as part of Sony’s expanded ‘Spider-Man’ universe, ‘Venom‘ starring the alien symbiote villain/anti-hero is slated to be written and directed by Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’  But will the villain live up to the darkness that defines the character in comics? In the comics, the darkness of the character has fluctuated, […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Executive Producer David Alpert Can’t Wait To Use This Villain On The Show

    Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    By now we’ve all figured out that ‘The Walking Dead‘ comic book is just the “inspiration” for the TV show and that the show is not a direct adaptation.  Some characters come in sooner on the show than they did in the comics, while some come in later.  Likewise, some characters die sooner, others later.  […]

  • The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Discuss Their Roles

    Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    There’s been a little bit of misinformation previously reported about the highly-anticipated new season of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’, but ‘Entertainment Weekly’ seems to have gotten the real scoop on who plays who in the upcoming installment of the popular anthology series. Once again, the show centers on Jessica Lange, in her last season […]

  • Why Did ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Bomb? Sony May Not Want To Ask Star Andrew Garfield

    Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    The summer of 2014 was jammed with massively successful super hero movies, kicking off with Marvel’s hugely successful ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, followed by Fox’s long-awaited ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, which many hailed as the best X-Film yet.  Of course, the kicker was another Marvel film, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ which wound up […]

  • DC Plans On Making Its Own ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’? Long Live The Legion

    Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    I doubt anyone could have predicted that Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, directed by James Gunn, would become the highest-grossing movie of the year so far.  Sure movie-goers have embraced super hero movies, but ‘Guardians’ is based on a comic that is fairly obscure even among comic readers.  Even so, it smashed expectations, proving that […]

  • Check Out These Onset Pics Of The Latest Batmobile From ‘Dawn Of Justice’

    Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 08:05 pm GMT -4
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    The above image of part of the Batmobile was the first glimpse fans had from the in-production Zack Snyder-directed ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.  But since the film is currently filming in the Detroit area, spectators have been snapping pics and posting them online on sites like Instagram and Twitter.  A few weeks ago, […]

  • New Aerial Photos Show The Millennium Falcon And X-Wing From ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Photographer Matthew Myatt was snapping stock photos for Airborne Aviation in Greenham Common near Newbury, Berkshire, when he spotted something “unusual” below and took a photo, not realizing what he was seeing.  But when he got home and loaded his photos onto his computer, he couldn’t believe his eyes.  He’d inadvertently flown over the set […]

  • Did DC Quietly Revive Donna Troy?

    Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Fans have been torn in their reaction to DC’s New 52 relaunch, which threw out all of the publisher’s history and rebooted it from scratch.  Unfortunately, this caused some continuity glitches.  One huge problem has been the history of the Teen Titans.  In the beginning it was flat out stated that there had been previous […]

  • Watch The Creepy Full-Length Trailer For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

    Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Catch up with the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ in the show’s first full-length trailer.  It has not yet aired on U.S. TV but Greek fans got an early peak.  (Considering the turmoil in Greece, I guess they deserve something of a treat.)  The clip highlights the fan-favorite returning cast plus one newcomer. […]

  • 10 Comic Book Live Adaptations That Never Took Off

    Posted Monday, September 8th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    With so many comic book live adaptations hitting us, from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ on the big screen and ‘Arrow‘, ‘The Flash‘, ‘Gotham‘ and ‘Constantine’ on the small screen, I thought it would be fun to look back on some projects that never took […]