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

  • Does ‘Batman V Superman’ Contain A Batgirl Easter Egg?

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Batman V Superman’ is loaded with Easter Eggs for diehard comic book readers and now that the movie has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD, it looks like those fans are scrutinizing every frame.  One eagle-eyed observer took a screen shot of Ben Affleck as Batman on his computer and zoomed in on a small […]

  • Starz’ New ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Season Two Trailer Is Too Gory For Comic Con

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Most studios and networks use Comic Con to unveil new footage and images from their upcoming projects for the next year, but this year, Starz has a trailer for ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Season Two which is reportedly “too gory” for the all-ages pop culture mecca. In all honesty, it’s not THAT gory, but there […]

  • “Well That’s Just Typical”: Karl Urban And Zachary Quinto Star In A New Clip From ‘Star Trek Beyond’

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: ALL SPOILERS!  ALL SPOILERS!  ALL SPOILERS! ‘Star Trek Beyond’ arrives this weekend, but just in case you can’t wait, here is a new clip from the film.  The scene takes place after the destruction of the Enterprise, which was teased in the trailers.  The crew is scattered across an unfamiliar alien world and […]

  • Some Scoundrel Leaked The ‘Rogue One’ Trailer From Star Wars Celebration

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    WARNING: We’ll be treading into some spoiler territory!  Disney welcomed would-be Jedi and Sith to their annual Star Wars Celebration, a con specifically for ‘Star Wars’ fans used to preview upcoming projects and of course the biggest event looming is this winter’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘.  As is the norm at cons, Disney […]

  • ‘Star Trek 4′ Will Not Recast Anton Yelchin’s Chekov

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Paramount has already disclosed that they are planning to move forward with a fourth contemporary ‘Star Trek’ movie and that somehow Chris Hemsworth would appear again as George Kirk, the father of series headliner Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine).  One question that lingers is what will become of Pavel Chekov, the navigator aboard the […]

  • Check Out The ‘Power Rangers’ Unmasked In This Latest Photo

    Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    As we all know, in the original ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ series, whenever the clean cut American teens morphed into their spandex uniforms with bulky helmets, the footage was switched to recycled clips from a Japanese series.  But one thing’s for certain, these are not Japanese stunt persons in the new all-U.S. film, ‘Saban’s Power […]

  • Hold On To Something: The Final ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer Is “So Much Fun”

    Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Get ready to return to space… the final frontier.  And speaking of final, Paramount has unleashed one last trailer for Justin Lin’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ which is set to beam into theaters this weekend.  This marks the third installment of the current film series and the first not helmed by J.J. Abrams (although he remains […]

  • Weekend Box Office (07/15-07/17): ‘Pets’ Shuts Out ‘Ghostbusters’

    Posted Monday, July 18th, 2016 12:34 pm GMT -4

    Ouch.  Well, that’s gotta hurt.  After much hype and nay-saying Sony’s ‘Ghostbusters’ didn’t even hit #1 in its first week out.  Instead, Universal’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’ held strong at the #1 spot with $50.6M.  ‘Ghostbusters’ only managed to take in $46M with analysts predicting that the film needs to cross the $300M mark worldwide […]

  • Check Out Gal Gadot, Chris Pine And Director Patty Jenkins In These New ‘Wonder Woman’ Set Photos

    Posted Friday, July 15th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    As we head into Comic Con, the major studios are steadily dropping news and tidbits about the next year’s worth of offerings and included in the mix is Warner Brothers, who already plan on dominating the weekend with several exclusive premiers.  But in anticipation, WB is teasing fans with some additional treats. Gal Gadot already […]

  • Rita Repulsa Gets Her Claws On Trini In This New ‘Power Rangers’ Photo

    Posted Friday, July 15th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    The majority of the cast of ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ is made up of unknowns, but Lionsgate padded that out by casting big names like Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston in older roles.  Cranston will, of course, play Zordon, the mentor of the teen heroes, while Banks plays Rita Repulsa their sworn enemy. The movie doesn’t […]

  • ESPN Premieres Two New ‘Suicide Squad’ Videos Featuring Margot Robbie

    Posted Friday, July 15th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Not sure how this happened.  When I was in high school, jocks used to make fun of me for reading comics, now suddenly everybody’s a nerd?  Whatevs. But anyway, as I’m sure you know, Warner Brothers has a highly anticipated film called ‘Suicide Squad’ coming out in just a few weeks.  It will be the […]

  • Lionsgate Unleashes The ‘Power Rangers’ In Five New Character Posters

    Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Well, maybe this will do more to rev people up for Lionsgate’s upcoming ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’.  The first vague teaser poster, which only featured the five teen protagonists in silhouette form, from a distance, bearing the rather generic tag line “Together We Are More” failed to impress.  (Here it is anyway:) But this should elicit […]

  • Busted! ‘Ghostbusters’ Will Not Open In China; Find Out Why

    Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Ghostbusters’ has been fighting an uphill battle since it was first announced, but with initial reviews fair-to-positive, it seemed like the underdog remake might actually triumph over the haters.  But unfortunately, the Sony flick just lost a MAJOR battle; one that could seriously hurt the film’s final performance.  It has been decided that ‘Ghostbusters’ will […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Adds Floriana Lima And Ian Gomez To Season 2 Cast

    Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Supergirl’ has borrowed quite heavily from her more-famous cousin’s mythology and this fall will be no different.  Not only is the Man of Steel himself set to soar into National City, portrayed by Tyler Hoechlin, but expect many more friends and foes from the ‘Superman’ stable to join in. One ally who will actually be […]

  • Will Mark Hamill Return As The Joker After ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’? Uh… Maybe?

    Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    To many, Mark Hamill is the quintessential Joker, with his sinister-yet-hilarious voice work on ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and several subsequent projects from the 90s-2000s.  Hamill’s voice work even tops many iconic live-action performances from the likes of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger in many fans’ esteem.  But in 2011, Hamill disappointed his devoted followers […]