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

  • Why Is Robert Kirkman Disappointed In George R.R. Martin?

    Posted Sunday, June 5th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    On the surface, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ don’t seem to have much in common besides being TV phenomena, generating intense buzz on social media after each new episode airs and causing fevered reaction among fans with each twist and turn (most of which involve beloved characters dying). But beyond that, […]

  • Gillian Anderson Signs On For Starz’s ‘American Gods’

    Posted Sunday, June 5th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ has added Gillian Anderson to the cast, which already includes Ricky Whittle as lead character Shadow Moon with Emily Browning as his wife Laura, as well as Cloris Leachman, Ian McShane, Pablo Schrieber, Peter Stormare, Yetide Badaki, Jonathan Tucker and Bruce Langley. Anderson will play Media, the new […]

  • Producer Brian Fuller Reacts To ‘Transformers’/’Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Crossover Idea

    Posted Sunday, June 5th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Michael Bay directed and executive produced all of the ‘Transformers’ movies and also executive produces the new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movies, including ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ which opens this weekend.  Both film series are based on classic 80s toys and cartoons that still have a devoted following today.  With all […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Movies Nabs A ‘Dope’ Director: Rick Famuyiwa

    Posted Saturday, June 4th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Warner Brothers has found a director for its ‘The Flash’ movie, Rick Famuyiwa the helmer of the award-winning film ‘Dope’. Author Seth Grahame-Smith was previously slated to make his directorial debut on the DC Comics flick, but departed the project over creative differences.  Allegedly, Warner Brothers grew concerned after the poor response to ‘Batman V […]

  • Which X-Man Does Bryan Singer Want To Get Their Own Movie?

    Posted Saturday, June 4th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains mild spoilers for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ so proceed with caution. 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men’ franchise may be at a bit of a crossroads.  ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ seems to serve as a nice bookend to the longest running modern super hero movie franchise.  But earlier this year, Fox scored the biggest hit in […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Shiva Is Coming To AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’! But How?

    Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 08:11 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses events from ‘The Walking Dead’ comic book series which will influence the upcoming Season 7 of the show.  If you want to avoid SPOILERS turn back now. The focus of the Season 6 finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ was mostly on the reveal of uber-villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), but […]

  • Beyond The Scenes: Justin Lin And The Cast Give A Glimpse Of The Making Of ‘Star Trek Beyond’ In New Pics

    Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    The summer movie season is well under way (and one could argue started way back in February with ‘Deadpool‘), but there are still some big films coming.  The third chapter in the neo-’Star Trek’ franchise welcomes a new director, Justin Lin and is coming off of the rocky sequel ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.  But fans […]

  • More RUMORS Emerge Regarding The ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots; Here’s What Not To Believe

    Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    RUMOR ALERT: The information presented in this article is based on RUMORS so take everything with a grain of salt. It seems folks are quite concerned about the ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ reshoots, despite the fact that reshoots are a regular part of the filmmaking process. As Disney previously stated when the reshoots […]

  • The Trailer For ‘Batman V Superman – Ultimate Edition’ Blu-ray Is Here – With Jena Malone!

    Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Way back before ‘Batman V Superman’ had even opened (and underperformed) in theaters, Warner Brothers had already announced plans to release the film on Blu-ray in an R-rated ‘Ultimate Edition’.  (This announcement came, not coincidentally, almost immediately after the R-rated ‘Deadpool’ came out and assassinated all expectations.) Well, it’s almost here!  ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn […]

  • Legendary Superman/Batman Artist Dave Gibbons States ‘Batman V Superman’ Was A “Misstep”

    Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Dave Gibbons is considered one of the greatest comic book illustrators in modern times, best known for the seminal miniseries ‘Watchmen’ which is still considered by many one of the best– if not THE best– work in the artform.  But before that, he made quite a name for himself applying his sleek style to mainstream […]

  • Stephen Amell Says There Are No Plans For Green Arrow In The DC Movies, Played By Him Or Anyone Else

    Posted Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

      It would appear that ‘The Flash’ is going to be the sole exception to a certain rule.  This character looks to be the only DC Comics character that will simultaneously appear in the movies and on TV, albeit in two different continuities, played by two separate actors; Ezra Miller in the films and Grant […]

  • ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots Are To Lighten The Tone And Possibly To Include A Major Cameo

    Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    We just learned that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was getting some reportedly extensive and expensive reshoots, due to Disney being unhappy with the final cut of the film.  There were even rumors that these changes were being conducted following a poor “private advanced test screening” but anytime you hear anything about a “private […]

  • ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ And ‘Teen Titans GO!’ Are Crossing Over

    Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Two iconic teams of super butt-kickers are about to come face-to-face this summer when The Cartoon Network brings together its two premier crime-fighting groups: ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will guest star in a special episode of ‘Teen Titans GO!’. Aaron Horvath, producer on ‘Teen Titans GO!’ expressed: “It’s a really fun crossover that came about in […]

  • Missy Me Blind: Michelle Gomez Will Be Back For ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

    Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    While ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 marks the introduction of a new companion, Bill played by Pearl Mackie, there is at least one familiar face that will be popping up.  While appearing at WonderCon in Orlando this weekend, Michelle Gomez herself admitted that her sinister character Missy– the latest incarnation of The Doctor’s arch enemy The […]

  • A Dream Team Of Former Power Rangers Assemble For A Dark New Action Movie ‘The Order’

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Looks like it will never NOT be Morphin Time!  With Lionsgate currently filming the first of what they hope becomes a string of hit live-action ‘Power Rangers’ movies, nostalgia for the long-running kids show might be reaching a fever pitch. Now, a dream team of ex-Rangers, friends and foes are assembling for a reunion of […]