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

  • 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 […]

  • The 200th Episode Of ‘Supernatural’ Will Be… A Musical!

    Posted Monday, July 21st, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    It worked for ‘Buffy’!  ‘Supernatural’ showrunner Jeremy Carver revealed that in the upcoming season, the long-running CW hit will celebrate its 200th episode… in style!  That episode will be a musical! Well, “musical-ish” Carver expressed at the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour.  “I think it’ll be one of the more amusing and engaging episodes we’ve […]

  • EXTREME SPOILERS: Is This The Plot For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

    Posted Monday, July 21st, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT!  This is a possible plot set up for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’  Do not continue reading if you want to avoid spoilers! So it seems that the plot to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has been revealed… unofficially of course.  Of course, it could all be fabricated, so take everything with a grain of […]

  • Holy History! Box Art And Release Date Announced For ‘Batman – The Complete Television Series’

    Posted Friday, July 18th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    One of the most significant comic book adaptations ever is finally going to be released on home video for the first time.  It only took 46 years! ‘Batman’ the live action series that ran from 1966-68 on ABC TV, caused a cultural phenomenon, saturating entertainment with “pop culture” and inspiring “Batmania” a craze that swept […]

  • ‘Heroes: Reborn’ Will Largely Focus On New Characters

    Posted Friday, July 18th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last week it was announced that one cast member from the original ‘Heroes’ would be part of ‘Heroes: Reborn’, NBC’s upcoming 13-episode miniseries.  That would be Jack Coleman who played Claire’s father Noah Bennett more commonly referred to as HRG or Horn Rimmed Glasses.  And though other veteran’s names have been mentioned including Zachary Quinto‘s, […]

  • ‘Daredevil’ Casts ‘True Blood’ Star Deborah Ann Woll As Karen Page

    Posted Friday, July 18th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘True Blood’ currently airing its final season, its talented cast will be seeking new employment, but one person in particular doesn’t have anything to worry about.  Deborah Ann Woll who plays sultry vampire Jessica has already been snapped up for a role in the Netflix series ‘Daredevil‘ based on the Marvel Comics characters.  Woll […]

  • Check Out The First Images Of Jack Black As R.L. Stein In ‘Goosebumps’

    Posted Friday, July 18th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    If you grew up in the 90s, you surely thrilled to writer R.L. Stein’s tween horror novels.  Stein wrote several series, but the most famous and fondly remembered is ‘Goosebumps,’ which is now getting a cinematic relaunch.  The ‘Goosebumps’ books included such spine-tinglers as ‘Welcome To Dead House’, ‘Stay Out Of The Basement’, ‘Welcome To Camp […]

  • Check Out This Turtle-Free Clip From ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

    Posted Thursday, July 17th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Academy Award-winning actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg stopped by ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ to promote her newest projects which included the film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’  She mentioned that her character, April O’Neil’s boss Bernadette Thompson, is a reworking of the formerly male Burne Thompson.  Since this is a minor character, I […]

  • ‘Ouija’ Movie Trailer – Keep Telling Yourself It’s Just A Game

    Posted Thursday, July 17th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Ouija’ was part of an earlier announce slate of films to be created based on Habro franchises, following the smash success of the ‘Transformers‘ and the slightly more moderate success of ‘G.I. Joe’.  In various stages of development are movies based on Stretch Armstrong, Max Steel and Magic: The Gathering.  ‘Battleship‘ may have derailed things […]

  • Each Episode Of ‘Gotham’ Will Feature A Possible Future Joker

    Posted Thursday, July 17th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Of course, every interpretation of Batman sets fans buzzing about an appearance by his equally iconic arch enemy The Joker.  A recently tweeted photo implied that the character might factor into ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’.  (It’s been since dismissed.)  And since the news that the characters surrounding Batman would play a role in […]

  • Director Matt Reeves Explains Why The Post-Credits Scene Of ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Was Cut At The Last Minute

    Posted Thursday, July 17th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERTS for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ below: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ topped the box office in its opening weekend, and it’s shaping up to be more than just another blockbuster.  The reaction has been phenomenal with the movie scoring a 91% critic score and 93% audience score on […]