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

  • New Documentary Seeks To Examine The Aborted George Miller ‘Justice League: Mortal’ Movie

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Death of Superman Lives’ is a documentary directed by John Schnepp that looks back on the aborted attempt to reboot the ‘Superman’ cinematic franchise in the 90s, which was slated to be directed by Tim Burton and would have starred Nicholas Cage as the Man of Steel.  The movie famously made it quite far […]

  • J.K. Rowling Once Again Smacks Down Homophobic Tweets

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    On Saturday, social media erupted with the news that Ireland had legalized same sex marriage.  One geeky fan tweeted ‘Harry Potter’-creator J.K. Rowling, enthusiastically declaring that now Albus Dumbledore, the wise headmaster of Hogwarts, was free to marry the ‘Lord of the Rings’ wizard Gandalf, to which Rowling happily reacted. Well, things are never that […]

  • Sheryl Lee And Sherilynn Finn Reveal Showtime Has Doubled Its Order For ‘Twin Peaks’

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Over the weekend, original ‘Twin Peaks‘ stars Sheryl Lee and Sherilynn Fenn appeared at Seattle Crypticon on a panel devoted to Showtime’s revival of the famously quirky 80s mystery series with some pretty big news and assurances to assuage any nervousness that fans might be experiencing regarding the at times troubled production.  The biggest news […]

  • Chris Pratt Apologizes For Scandalous Comments While Promoting ‘Jurassic World’… Before He Makes Them

    Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Jurassic World’ is stomping closer and closer to its June 12th release date.  The high-profile reboot of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking film of the 90s (and its less inspired sequels) has cast a possible coup, affable comic actor Chris Pratt, whose star is steadily rising following his leading role in one of 2014′s hottest movies, ‘Guardians […]

  • Josh Trank Shoots Down Rumors Of ‘Fantastic Four’ Reshoots

    Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Director Josh Trank appears to be Hollywood (and the internet)’s favorite punching bag.  Trank had previously received raves for his low-budget super hero film ‘Chronicle,’ before being entrusted with Fox’s reboot of its ‘Fantastic Four’ franchise.  He was slated to helm one of the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ anthology movies, but Trank announced that he was stepping […]

  • ‘IT’ May Be Dead As Director Walks Away From Stephen King Adaptation

    Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The planned two-part big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel ‘IT’ may be dead, just weeks before shooting was to have started, as director Cary Fukunaga has walked away from the project. King himself broke the news with the short but concise tweet: The remake of IT may be dead–or undead–but we’ll always […]

  • Tyler James Williams Reveals That Jaden Smith IS Playing ‘Static’

    Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in October, we reported that Jaden Smith was rumored to be attached to a live action digital series produced by Reginald Hudlin and based on Milestone Media’s most famous super hero Static.  This would make Jaden the third member of the Hollywood heavy weight Smith family to portray a comic book related character in […]

  • ‘Transformers’ Gets A Team Of Writers For Sequels And Spinoffs Including Robert Kirkman

    Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Transformers’ continues to defy the laws of movie success.  Rarely has there been a series of movies that have been so detested by critics and many viewers (including fans of the original cartoons and toys) and yet makes billions of dollars, hand over fist.   The last one, ‘Age of Extinction’ made $210,000,000 and that’s […]

  • What’s In A Name? Batman Prepares To Take On… Rihanna?!

    Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s the average night in Gotham City, which may as well be named “Disturbia,” when danger strikes.  Commissioner Gordan flashes an “S.O.S” via the Bat Signal to summon Batman and Robin.  The Penguin and Catwoman are dueling it out and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire.  “Shut Up And Drive” shouts Damian Wayne, a.k.a. […]

  • Disney Is Considering Giving Marvel And Star Wars Their Own Channels

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Disney already has several networks.  In addition to owning ABC and ESPN, there are three kid-targeted stations, The Disney Channel, Disney Jr. for preschoolers and Disney XD, a more action-oriented channel for older kids and adults.  But as entertainment and the way people consume it evolves, Disney may be looking for new outlets for its […]

  • How Did The Daredevil Costume On Netflix Compare To The Original Design?

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Being the first Marvel super hero to headline his own Netflix series, Daredevil (played by Charlie Cox) drew much scrutiny before the program debuted. After all, a TV series– even one that isn’t technically on TV– don’t have the same budgets as the live action Marvel films that captivate audiences. And early photos of Cox […]

  • Greg Berlanti Says Don’t Expect ‘Supergirl’ To Crossover With ‘The Flash’ And ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    After launching two hit series for The CW based on DC Comics’ roster of heroes, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’, producer Greg Berlanti is bringing some of that DC magic to CBS with one of this fall’s most buzzed about new shows, ‘Supergirl.’  Berlanti’s involvement set fanboys and girls abuzz.  ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ cross over […]

  • Who Should Be The Cinematic ‘New Mutants’?

    Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    20th Century Fox  has been scoring big with its ‘X-Men’ franchise, so it’s no wonder they are seeking to expand, what with the existing X-cast members aging and announcing plans to retire (Hugh Jackman).  And what more suitable addition than ‘The New Mutants‘?  This concept was the first X-Men spin-off series, featuring a new class […]

  • Take Flight With Supergirl In The New Trailer And Behind-The-Scenes Footage

    Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Supergirl’ swoops into prime time this fall, airing on Monday nights on CBS.  Though not technically part of the same continuity as ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’, this show is produced by many of the same masterminds behind The CW’s pair of super hero hits, so hopefully some of that same magic will carry over to […]

  • Dark Horse Reprinting Original ‘Masters of the Universe’ Toy Minicomics

    Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Back in the dark, primitive days of the early 1980s, action figures were NOT all based on existing movies and TV shows.  Some toys were simply… toys.  That was the case with what would go on to be one of the most successful collections of the decade– and a significant factor in the world of […]