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

  • NBC’s ‘Emerald City’ Is Back On Track With Ten Episodes Directed By Tarsem Singh

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    NBC’s embattled ‘Emerald City‘ is seemingly back on track after faltering hard last year.  The network ordered the show straight-to-series, skipping the pilot stage and promoted the show at SDCC 2014, but a month later, parted ways with showrunner Josh Friedman when they couldn’t see eye-to-eye. But the project is not abandoned.  New showrunner David […]

  • Get Ready For ‘Sharknado 3′: ‘The Worst Movie You Have Ever Seen’ With This ‘Sharknado Week’ Lineup

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Oh hell YES!  Syfy has been cranking out zero budget monster movies for ages, most of which go largely unnoticed by the general public.  (There are only so many episodes of ‘CSI’ and WWE wrestling to fill air time.)  But some magic alchemy happened with 2013′s ‘Sharknado,’ which not only captured the attention of the public, […]

  • Make A Wish! Disney Is Conjuring Up ‘Genie,’ A Live Action ‘Aladdin’ Prequel

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Disney is king (or is that princess?) when it comes to animated family films.  It’s latest, ‘Inside Out’ is a certified smash, overtaking ‘Jurassic World’ at the box office and easily fending off competitors like ‘Terminator: Genysis’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL.’  But when it comes to live action, the studio tends to falter.  Its latest, […]

  • Matt Ryan’s ‘Constantine’ May Cast A Spell On ‘Arrow’ Season 4

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    With his charitable work and hands-on presence on social media, ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell is really jockeying for the Mister Congeniality award of fandom.  When ‘Constantine,’ another series based on a DC Comic book on a rival network, NBC, was facing cancellation, Amell, through no obligation, offered to guest appear on it to helpfully boost […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Comes Crashing In Two Different Clips

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ is the next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to infest theaters this week.  Are you still on the fence about this movie, based on the long-running, but rarely showcased character?  Maybe these new clips will convince you to scratch the itch. Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, an ex-con […]

  • After ‘Fantastic Four’ Go Ahead And Hit The Restroom; Jamie Bell Says There’s No Post-Credits Scene

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Few things about seeing superhero movies in theaters are more annoying than crossing your legs with all your might as that KFC bucket-sized Mountain Dew you spent two hours drinking decides it wants out… NOW!  But you have to sit there squirming, contemplating buying adult diapers for future comic adaptations because of what’s become the […]

  • ‘The Last Starfighter’ TV Spinoff Will Incorporate Virtual Reality Technology

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    In 1984, ‘The Last Starfighter’ soared at the box office by tapping into the latest craze arcade video games and incorporating then-cutting edge computer graphics.  The movie told the story of a video game ace played by Lance Guest who is stunned to discover that the game he becomes a high scorer on (named appropriately […]

  • An Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Goes Bad For ‘Arrow’: Neal McDonogh Will Play Season Four’s Big Bad

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -4

    Prolific character actor Neal McDonough jumped into the super hero pool playing Dum Dum Dugan, one of the most famous Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the Marvel Comics Universe in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’  He reprised the role on ‘Agent Carter’ Season One and on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’   But now he’s going turncoat, trading in […]

  • Creators Of ‘Supergirl’ Discuss What Makes This Show Unique And Unveil New Character Posters

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    As you surely know by now, ‘Supergirl’ created by Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, the same minds behind The CW’s hits ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ as well as upcoming ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ is soaring her way onto CBS this fall.  Does appearing on one of the BIG networks change the approach to the character?  In […]

  • SDCC 2015: ‘Supernatural’ Panel Reveals The ‘Epic’ Tone Of Season 11

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    The ‘Supernatural‘ panel convened in Hall H on Sunday 11, 2015 at San Diego Comic Con, with executive producer/showrunner Jeremy Carver, writer/producer Andrew Dabb and actors Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard on hand to discuss Season Ten and the upcoming Season Eleven. Don’t expect a demon/crisis of the week format, […]

  • Evangeline Lily Shows How Anyone Can Be ‘Ant-Man’ In This Video (Oh And Paul Rudd is There Too)

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    What’s the secret to Ant-Man‘s powers?  Evangeline Lily is here to explain!  (Oh and Paul Rudd‘s there too.)  In this new clip, Lily explains that the size-changing suit employs Pym Particles to achieve his shrinking abilities, while his helmet truly grants him his name, by allowing him to communicate with ants.  Along the way, clips […]

  • Paul Rudd Tried To ‘Basic Instinct’ Michael Douglas On The ‘Ant-Man’ Set… And It Went Very, Very Wrong

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Things often don’t go right on a movie set, but unless it’s an adult movie, those mishaps don’t typically involve one’s genitals.  ‘Ant-Man’ opens this weekend, so of course the actors are out promoting the movie and star Paul Rudd dropped by the ‘Tonight Show’ hosted by Jimmy Fallon, where he spilled the details about […]

  • The Final Two ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailers Reveal More Fantastic Footage

    Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    In less than a month, Fox unleashes ‘Fantastic Four’ a new cinematic take on the Marvel Comic series in which four disparate teammates are bombarded with cosmic energy and find their bodies transformed in bizarre ways.  They don’t have long to adjust to these new forms, as they much combine their unique new gifts to […]

  • Oh My God, They’re Back Again! Backstreet Boys And NSYNC Team Up For A Syfy Zombie Western

    Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    You thought boy bands were dead?  More like undead!  In a treaty you’re middle school self never saw coming, members of millennium pop phenoms Backstreet Boys and NSYNC are synching up for a Syfy original movie, in which their careers aren’t the only thing being resuscitated.  ‘Dead 7,’ described as a post-apocalyptic zombie western is […]

  • SDCC 2015: ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Is Like ‘The Real World’ Of Super Heroes

    Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ doesn’t arrive until next year, but fans are already looking forward to the ensemble adventure, spinning off from ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash.’  The show assembles a ragtag gang of heroes and villains from the two existing shows as they travel through time, thanks to the futuristic hero Rip Hunter, in order to […]