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

  • Plastique Is Set To Explode During Season One Of ‘The Flash’

    Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -4
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    We already know Firestorm will be making an appearance on ‘The Flash’ as Robbie Ammell has been cast as Ronnie Raymond and producers have stated that the other half of the equation, Professor Martin Stein is on his way.  Danielle Panabaker, meanwhile has been cast as series regular Caitlin Snow, a character who, in the […]

  • Some ‘Supernatural’ Updates To Help You Through The ‘Hellatus’

    Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    We still haven’t reached the “dog days” of summer, but for fans starved of a regular fix of their favorite shows, it can seem like hell.  Especially for fans of the demon-battling series ‘Supernatural’. Luckily, we have ‘Entertainment Weekly’ TV guru Michael Ausiello to help at least spill some details on the ten-year-old CW series’ […]

  • Will ‘The Age Of Ultron’ Be Our Last Dose Of Robert Downey Jr. As Iron Man?

    Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Robert Downey Jr. has enjoyed quite a second act as Tony Stark, the cornerstone of Marvel’s blockbuster cinematic universe.  However, the actor was only contracted to three solo movies, now completed with the third film grossing over a billion dollars worldwide.  He’s also locked into three ‘Avengers’ movies, with the second, subtitled ‘The Age of […]

  • Lafayette, Nelsan Ellis, Responds To Luke Grimes’ ‘True Blood’ Departure

    Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 04:07 pm GMT -4
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    Nelsan Ellis, the beloved Lafayette on ‘True Blood’ only plays gay on TV.  The actor is actually heterosexual in real life, but that doesn’t stop him from glamming it up in his flashy role on the hit HBO show.  However, recently, actor Luke Grimes quit the show because his character, James, previously romantically involved with […]

  • Colton Haynes Goes Full-On Super Hero On ‘Arrow’ As…?

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 08:17 pm GMT -4
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    Colton Haynes has been playing Roy Harper on The CW’s ‘Arrow’ for over a season now and at the end of last season, we saw him emerge as a full-on part of “Team Arrow” helping Oliver/The Arrow and Black Canary save Starling City from Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) and Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro).  In the comics, […]

  • ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Will Respect The Continuity Of The TV Series

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Things are heating up for ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers‘ the new live action movie take on the classic kids’ series.  Last week, it was announced that the writing team behind ‘X-Men: First Class’, Ashley Miller and Jack Stentz were penning the project and that Roberto Orci from ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Transformers’ had come on board […]

  • Watch The Extended Trailer For ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ is still months away.  It won’t debut until October, but with Comic-Con upon us, Disney is cashing in by releasing a two+ minute trailer for the new animated series, which is set in between the prequels and the original movie series.  The show will depict the rise to power of the Empire […]

  • Ninja Rap 2014! Check Out The New Theme Song, Trailer And Poster For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 01:15 pm GMT -4
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    With the revamp of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ increasingly imminent, more and more promotional material is surfacing, including a new theme song.  Back in 1991, one-hit-wonder Vanilla Ice provided the single from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze.”  Though not a hit on the pop charts, the song has lived in […]

  • Lucy Lawless Lands Mystery Role On ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Genre goddess Lucy Lawless, better known as ‘Xena, Warrior Princess‘ has also turned in memorable performances on ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’.  Now she’s set to turn in another fan-pleasing role on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ ABC TV’s tie-in to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. With Comic Con a week away, nothing has been revealed about her role, but […]

  • Jenna Malone And Josh Hutcherson Vamp It Up In New ‘Hunger Games’ Motion Posters

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Why let TV have all the fun?  While the networks are busy shilling their newest TV options coming this fall, let’s not forget that there are more movies coming our way once the summer season dies down.  One of the biggest that audiences can look forward to is ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ […]

  • Get Ready For A Two Hour ‘Arrow’/’The Flash’ Crossover, Plus Captain Cold Is Cast

    Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 01:31 pm GMT -4
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    We already knew Stephen Amell‘s character Oliver Queen a.k.a.The Arrow would be putting in a cursory guest appearance on the series premier of spin-off ‘The Flash’, but don’t expect the Central City/Starling City connection to end there.  Producer Andrew Kreisberg stated “Episodes 8 of both shows, Arrow and Flash, are going to be a two-hour […]

  • Three New Promos For ‘Gotham’

    Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Gotham‘ debuts on Fox on September 22nd and will feature the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne which will set young Bruce Wayne on his path to becoming Batman.  We’ll also get a glimpse at the paths the lives of other Gothamites take to them eventually becoming heroes and villains in the well-known comic book […]

  • Five Minutes Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Includes A Prison Break

    Posted Monday, July 21st, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Considering that ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy‘ is fairly obscure as a comic book, Marvel is really pushing the movie adaptation.  They aired a five minute promotional video on Sunday night on the USA network, which spotlighted each character and showed clips from the jailbreak sequence from the film. Check it out below: Obviously, there are […]

  • Dwayne Johnson Basically Admits He’s Playing Shazam!

    Posted Monday, July 21st, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Dwayne Johnson (formerly known as The Rock) has long been rumored to be a factor in Warner Brothers’ attempt to bring the DC Comic Book Universe to the big screen.  The former professional wrestler has been linked to Black Adam, Lobo and Green Lantern, but he recently dropped a clue that he’ll be playing another […]

  • George Takei Opens Up To Bill Maher Regarding Feud With Shatner And Gay Issues

    Posted Monday, July 21st, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, the comedic talk show host congratulated guest George Takei on his “amazing second act,” and it’s well deserved.  Somehow Takei has accomplishing something that… well NO other stars from his era have.  48 years after beaming into homes across the country as Hikaru Sulu, the helmsman of the Starship […]