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

  • Aida Emerges In This Clip From The ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 4.5 Premiere

    Posted Thursday, January 5th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Ghost Rider is out when ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns from its midseason hiatus next week (although the door is open for a return later).  Instead, the show will shift its focus to another favorite from the comics, the Life Model Decoys, specifically the first, Aida (Mallory Jansen). And while Aida has been given access to […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Star Posts A Set Photo Of A Famous Marvel Location

    Posted Thursday, January 5th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    Since the Marvel shows on Netflix all feature an origin story of some sort, those well versed in the comics should have a pretty decent idea of what to expect from the upcoming ‘Iron Fist’.  In the comics, wealthy Danny Rand (Finn Jones) finds himself in the mystic hidden city of K’un-L’un where he trains […]

  • Is This Our First (Super Tiny) Glimpse Of Zordon From ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’?

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4

      We’ve been getting reveals of the redesigned elements from the upcoming live action film ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ from a variety of odd sources.  Instead of high quality images from the film, from Lionsgate, we’ve seen the new versions of Megazord, Alpha-5, Goldar and the Putty Patrol thanks to the Bandai toys based on the […]

  • Catch Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Debut (Times Two!) In This Trailer For S3.5

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Already seen ‘Rogue One’ multiple times?  Well, you don’t have to wait until this winter’s ‘Episode VIII’ to get another Force fix.  Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ is set to return for part two of Season Three and fans can look forward to the ‘Rebels’ debut of one of the most iconic ‘Star Wars’ characters […]

  • Justin Lin Updates ‘The Jetsons’ In Live Action In This New Ad

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ director Justin Lin is back to reinterpret another sci fi property from the 60s… the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon ‘The Jetsons’.  Lin has teamed with forward-thinking engineering company Arconic to present a new spin on the futuristic exploits of “George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy and Jane his wife.”  The new […]

  • Woody Harrelson Is In Early Talks For A Role In The ‘Han Solo’ Movie

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    There must be something about Woody Harrelson that screams “mentor” to casting directors.  Word has it that Harrelson is in early talks to join Disney’s upcoming ‘Han Solo’ prequel movie and that he will serve as, what else, a mentor to the titular hero, who will be played by Alden Ehrenreich.  Also part of the […]

  • Rob Liefeld Signs A Deal To Bring His Extreme Universe To The Big Screen

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    Last year, ‘Deadpool’ came out of nowhere, with its well-deserved R-rating for graphic violence, sex and foul language only to go on to be one of the year’s biggest hits at the box office.  And one person who is reaping the benefits is Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefeld.  Deadpool was introduced during Liefeld’s run on the […]

  • Michael Keaton Recalls When He Knew ‘Batman Forever’ Would Suck

    Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Over 20 years before fans pitched a fit over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, fans pitched a fit over comedic actor Michael Keaton being cast in the same role in the 1989 milestone film, directed by Tim Burton (with whom Keaton had worked on ‘Beetlejuice’) co-starring Jack Nicholson as The Joker.  Keaton and Burton […]

  • ‘Blade Runner 2049′ Will Reportedly Use CGI To De-Age A Character From The Original Movie

    Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    One of the most impressive parts of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was the use of CGI to showcase Grand Moff Tarkin, who was played by the late Peter Cushing in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’.  In ‘Rogue One’, actor Guy Henry stood in for Cushing with his image being altered in post-production.  That’s […]

  • Alice Is Back In Action In Four Clips From ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

    Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4

    It ends where it all began.  Alice (Milla Jovovich) is back for the sixth and final film in the ‘Resident Evil’ series, subtitled ‘The Final Chapter’. This franchise has already generated over $900 million, making it the most successful film series based on a video game. Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: […]

  • Gareth Edwards Explains Why That Tie Fighter In The ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Isn’t In The Movie

    Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Rogue One’ is a runaway smash and in just three weeks became the second-highest grossing movie of 2016!  Fans love it, but even so, many are wondering why so much of the footage in the trailer isn’t in the actual movie itself.  In particular, there is a real “Wow” moment when a Tie Fighter appears […]

  • Andrew Garfield “Fought” To Honor The Character Of Spider-Man But Didn’t Feel “Represented” As An Actor

    Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    To be fair, I don’t think Andrew Garfield was a poor choice to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ franchise, after Tobey Maguire’s three turns in the role.  Garfield was on quite a roll after starring in ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’ and has the charm to play the original hard-luck hero, […]

  • Bandai Unveils A New Look For The Putty Patrol In ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’

    Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    We’ve already gotten looks at the revamped Power Rangers, Rita Repulsa, Goldar and Alpha-5 from the upcoming film ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’, which is a big screen adaptation of the classic kids show.  Of course on the original series, Rita would unleash her army of mindless Putties before her main henchmen, so naturally the Putty Patrol […]

  • ‘Powerless’ Pays Tribute To Bob Kane And Bill Finger In New Image

    Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4

    It looks as if the DC Comics-based sitcom ‘Powerless’ is finally getting set to debut after the original pilot was shown at SDCC last summer only for the original showrunner Ben Queen to depart and NBC to completely overhaul the concept.  Now ‘Powerless’ is finally set to premier on February 2, 2017.  The show stars Alan […]

  • Weekend Box Office (12/30/16-01/01/17): ‘Rogue One’ Officially Takes The Prize Of Second-Highest Grossing Movie Of 2016

    Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    The Force remained strong for ‘Rogue One’ as in just a matter of three weeks the ‘Star Wars’ anthology film has already taken the position of second highest grossing movie of 2016, with $439.1M, falling short of Disney/Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’, but surpassing ‘Captain America: Civil War’.  Of course all three of these top earners were released […]