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 ‘Deadpool’ Photos Reveal His Supporting Cast

    Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Deadpool may typically be a loner but even solo assassins need buddies, right?  The live action movie version of the Marvel mercenary doesn’t arrive until February, but in honor of San Diego Comic Con this weekend,  some new photos have been released that spotlight his supporting cast: T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’ Time Travels Into The Mega-Mashup Video Game ‘Lego Dimensions’

    Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    It’s the stuff that childhood (and grown-up fandom) is made of– speculating what would happen if different characters from completely unrelated franchises met. Lego has read your nerdy little mind and channeled this anything-goes spirit into it’s new mashup video game ‘Lego Dimensions’ in which players can play as characters from original concepts like Ninjago, […]

  • SDCC 2015: Get Up Close To Ben Affleck’s Batman Armor

    Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    And you thought Michael Keaton’s Batman armor looked hard to move in! SDCC had a preview night on Wednesday and members of the press were given access to the floor . News is starting to trickle out and among the first surprises is Ben Affleck‘s Batman battle armor as worn in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of […]

  • The First ‘Goosebumps’ Trailer Looks Like A Halloween-Flavored ‘Jumanji’

    Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    90s kids knew there was one place to turn for PG-rated thrills and chills, R.L. Stine‘s ‘Goosebumps’ book series.  Before Harry Potter, ‘Goosebumps’ were the It literary craze that swept the middle school crowd and spawned a number one rated TV series. It may have taken a while, but now ‘Goosebumps’ will be taking possession […]

  • IMAX Delivers Six Minutes Of New ‘Ant-Man’ Footage

    Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4

    With ‘Ant-Man’ due to infest theaters next week, it’s time to really crank up the promotion for the movie.  Similar to last summer’s surprise hit ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ this film is a bit of a gamble because this concept is brand new to the big screen and is based on a brand that is […]

  • Josh Trank Promises ‘Fantastic Four’ Will Include An “Epic, Massive, Huge, Multipower Slugfest”

    Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    The ‘Fantastic Four‘ movie has fans nervous for a number of reasons, but the creators behind the new adaptation hope that viewers will give the film a chance, as they believe that they have cracked the code on how to make these characters work on the big screen, where they faltered before.  Producer and co-writer […]

  • The ‘Ghostbusters’ Have A Villain To Bust And He Ain’t No Ghost

    Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 08:59 pm GMT -4

    Even though on the surface, you’d assume that the protagonists in ‘Ghostbusters’ (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon) would spend all their time facing off against… well ghosts.  But there are other supernatural menaces out there and it seems like, in a fashion similar to the original film, the ghosts are just […]

  • Darth Will In-Vader ‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’

    Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 07:04 pm GMT -4

    Last year, Disney announced that in addition to the last three chapters of the classic ‘Star Wars’ saga, the studio planned to release three additional films.  Eventually dubbed ‘Anthologies,’ these films would take place in the ‘Star Wars’ universe and have ties to the original movies, but focus on different characters and storylines.  The first, ‘Star […]

  • Top Ten: No Movie For You – ‘Civil War’ Edition

    Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Welcome to ‘No Movie For You’ a new semi-regular feature here are ScienceFiction.com, which will look at movie/TV adaptations of existing properties and the characters/elements you should NOT expect to see make the transition from one medium to another.  With almost any adaptation, edits must be made and certain elements that prove important in the […]

  • The Pratt Factor: Is Chris Pratt Hollywood’s New Sure Thing?

    Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 02:08 pm GMT -4

    In the 70s, John Travolta went from playing an Italian American slacker on the critically drubbed sitcom ‘Welcome Back Kotter’ to portraying an emotionally conflicted variation of the same character in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and took off as Hollywood’s newest superstar.  In the 80s, it was the scruffy Bruce Willis who shed his soapy detective […]

  • Marvel Managed To Keep An ‘Ant-Man’ Secret… Only To Spoil It In This New Commercial!

    Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT! This article reveals a SPOILER that Marvel themselves have spilled regarding ‘Ant-Man,’ so if you want to remain in the dark, turn back now! Is there any such thing as letting an audience discover all the twists and turns of a big Hollywood movie by actually watching it anymore?  Just last week, director […]

  • Aquaman Will Wreck Your Stuff! DC’s Sea King Is The “Most Toxic” On The Internet

    Posted Sunday, July 5th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Aquaman may already be the King of the Seas and Ruler of Atlantis, but now he has a new title: Most Toxic Superhero on the Internet!  The firm Intel Security examined a selection of Marvel and DC’s most popular characters to determine which elicited the most viruses, malware and inappropriate content a user searched their […]

  • Kevin Feige Responds To The Lack Of Marvel One-Shots

    Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Remember those Marvel One-Shots that used to be included on the DVD/BluRay releases of the super hero movies?  Whatever happened to those? In case you forgot, beginning in 2011, Marvel began including stand alone short films on its home video releases that helped embellish the still fledgling Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The first two, ‘The Consultant’ […]

  • ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ Is Zipping To Disney XD! Here Are The First Images

    Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… Everything was awesome!  LEGO is once again teaming up with ‘Star Wars’ for an animated project, this time as a five part miniseries entitled ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ starring C-3PO and R2-D2, two of the four characters that appeared in all six existing ‘Star […]

  • Get Details For Season 2 Of ‘Agent Carter’ As She Heads To Hollywood

    Posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Agent Carter’ spun from ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ into her own limited run TV series, which served in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’‘s place when that show went on winter hiatus last season.  The sleek period piece won the hearts of Marvel die-hards and Haley Atwell’s depiction of anachronistically liberated lady Peggy Carter proved one of […]