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

  • Jack And Ianto Reunite For The New ‘Torchwood’ Audio Drama And You Can’t Handle The Cuteness

    Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    First the news.  Big Finish has been answering the prayers of ‘Torchwood’ fans, who have been left without much new product since the last (disappointing)  series ‘Miracle Day’ aired back in 2011.  But Big Finish has been issuing new ‘Torchwood’ adventures and not only have the original actors been returning to provide their voices, but […]

  • Joss Whedon Would Return To Marvel To Direct A Female-Starring Film

    Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Joss Whedon has excelled at crafting the exploits of well-rounded female characters, most famously on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘, not to mention cult favorites like ‘Firefly‘ and ‘Dollhouse’.  He also struck gold with ‘The Avengers’ featuring Black Widow as one of the main characters, blossoming from her tiny bit role in ‘Iron Man 2′.  But […]

  • Raphael Cuts Loose In This Clip From ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’

    Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    We’re just weeks away from the release of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’, the follow-up to 2014′s reboot of the classic 80s franchise.  Now you can get an up close look at at least one of the Turtles in action, Raphael (mo-cap and voiced by ‘Smallville”s Alan Ritchson). Most of this scene […]

  • Two MAJOR Ghosts Pop Up In The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT: This trailer pretty much reveals EVERYTHING about the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, so proceed with caution. Things aren’t looking great for ‘Ghostbusters’.  It has the distinction of being the most disliked trailer on Youtube EVER.  Optimists, including film-maker Kevin Smith held out hope that the trailer was simply a poor representation of the […]

  • Josh Duhamel Is Returning For ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    After sitting out (or, um, maybe not being asked back for) ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, Josh Duhamel is returning to the role of Lieutenant Colonel William “Wild Bill” Lennox for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’, due on June 23, 2017.  ‘Age of Extinction’ was intended to be a reboot with a brand new human cast, with […]

  • Warner Brothers Appoints Jon Berg And Geoff Johns To Oversee DC Comics Movies

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    After a string of flops, Warner Brothers is shaking up its internal structure, moving its executives to more hands-on roles.  Courtenay Valenti will now oversee LEGO and Harry Potter-related movies beginning with this winter’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘, while Jesse Ehrman will oversee comedy and family films, and Niija Kuykendall will be […]

  • Fall TV Preview: The Trailer For NBC’s ‘Timeless’ Is Here

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use […]

  • Daisy Is No Wallflower: Chloe Bennet Wonders Why Marvel Studios “Don’t Seem To Care” About ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was created as what seemed to be the perfect form of synergy.  Parent company Disney conceived ‘Agents’ as a TV adjunct to their blockbuster Marvel film franchise, to air on the Disney-owned ABC network and star Clark Gregg, the charming Agent Phil Coulson who was a part of the movie universe starting […]

  • Fall TV Preview: FOX Releases The First Teaser Trailer For ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

    Posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Get ready to do the Time Warp again!  This fall, FOX is set to air a special two-hour presentation of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ directed by ‘High School Musical’ mastermind Kenny Ortega, starring Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss, Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Annaleigh Ashford […]

  • Jeremy Carver Is Calling It Quits As Showrunner Of ‘Supernatural’

    Posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Major changes are coming to ‘Supernatural’, at least behind the scenes.  Jeremy Carver has decided to exit the series.  Carver has served as the series’ showrunner since Season Eight.  The show is now in its eleventh season and will be returning for a twelfth in the fall.  Carver will be replaced by Robert Singer and […]

  • Fall TV Preview: NBC Releases A Synopsis For New DC Comics-Based Sitcom ‘Powerless’

    Posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    NBC didn’t have luck by adapting DC Comics’ ‘Constantine‘ as an hourly drama but they’re trying again, this time with a 30-minute sitcom, ‘Powerless’.  Though it isn’t based on a specific comic book, the show will be set firmly in the DC Universe but will highlight the non-super population, specifically an insurance company that helps […]

  • Kevin Smith Is About To Cross The 8th Dimension And Bring ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ Back As A TV Series

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Actor/director/writer/producer Kevin Smith recently directed an episode of The CW’s hit series ‘The Flash’ and according to Smith, the gig opened a lot of “weird doors” for him.  Smith made his name on low-budget comedies but it seems he is now turning his attention to television and is currently developing a TV series based on […]

  • Michael Fassbender Talks ‘Alien: Covenant’ And Teases Chest-Busters

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Michael Fassbender is having a big year.  He will return as Magneto in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in two weeks.  Then in December, he stars in the video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ which 20th Century Fox hopes will kick off a franchise.  And now he is already hard at work on ‘Alien: Covenant’ directed by Ridley Scott, which […]

  • A New Director’s Name Emerges In Connection To ‘Captain Marvel’

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    The ‘Captain Marvel’ movie was announced ages ago, but still isn’t due until 2019.  We now know that the lead character, also known as Carol Danvers, will likely debut in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and now comes word that her solo movie may be inching closer to reality. Reportedly, director Elizabeth Wood met with Marvel Studios […]

  • BREAKING: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Will Headline Her Own Movie

    Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Suicide Squad’ doesn’t hit theaters until August 5th, but Warner Brothers appears to really love what they’ve already seen.  The studio gave director David Ayer millions (reportedly tens of millions) to shoot additional action scenes (and possibly more humorous moments).  Now comes word that Margot Robbie will be headlining her own ‘Harley Quinn’ movie! Well, […]