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

  • Legendary Entertainment Shocks SDCC Audience With ‘King Kong’ Prequel ‘Skull Island’

    Posted Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Legendary giant ape King Kong has been reinvented on the big screen several times, most recently in the 2005 film directed by Peter Jackson.  Coming completely out of nowhere, Legendary Entertainment stunned San Diego Comic-Con attendees with not only the announcement of a prequel film, entitled ‘Skull Island’ but with footage of the film, which […]

  • Today’s PSA: Do NOT Buy A Turtle After Seeing ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

    Posted Monday, July 28th, 2014 08:40 pm GMT -5
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    Call it the ’101 Dalmatians’ effect.  After the live action movie starring Glenn Close came out in the 90s, parents rushed out to buy dalmatian puppies for their kids only to discover that that breed of dog wasn’t the best for young children and abandoned those pups. The American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit based out […]

  • The ‘Arrow’ Season Three Trailer Reveals Two Major New Bad Guys (And A New Potential Hero)

    Posted Monday, July 28th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Last season of ‘Arrow’ we met Nyssa Al-Ghul, portrayed by Katrina Law, the daughter of the leader of the League of Assassins, Ra’s Al-Ghul.  And while the League and their leader were mentioned, Ra’s Al-Ghul did not physically appear on screen.  But come this fall, that will change as the mastermind Eco-terrorist will make his […]

  • ‘Constantine’ SDCC Trailer Hints At More From The Supernatural Side Of DC

    Posted Monday, July 28th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Arrow’ focuses on the more down-to-Earth side of DC Comics, while ‘The Flash’ will welcome the more science fiction aspects.  It looks like NBC’s ‘Constantine’ will embrace the supernatural corner of the DC Universe and not just the title character played by Matt Ryan (who looks flawless in the role, by the way).  Very early […]

  • SDCC 2014: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Panel Highlights; Is This The End Of Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth Saga? Maybe Not

    Posted Monday, July 28th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Director Peter Jackson, along with most of the cast members for this winter’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies’ turned out for the film’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con International.  The film marks the third and final installment in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy and seemingly the last time audiences will get to thrill to the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Storm’ #1

    Posted Sunday, July 27th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Marvel’s first lady (no offense, Carol Danvers), finally gets her own on-going solo comic.  Ororo Munroe, better known as the weather manipulating mutant Storm, is finally stepping out on her own after strong leading roles in ‘X-Men’ and ‘Avengers’ and being (briefly) married to the Black Panther. Written by Greg Pak, the book is overall […]

  • ‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 4 Trailer Teases Elsa From ‘Frozen’

    Posted Sunday, July 27th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Things look ominous in Season Four of ABC’s fairy tale-based ‘Once Upon A Time.’  It seems that Regina/The Evil Queen will have to join forces with her former enemies, Snow White/Mary Margaret and Emma Swan to stand against Zelena/The Wicked Witch.  (And things don’t look good for Emma!) But we also get a tease of […]

  • SDCC 2014: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Gets A New Trailer

    Posted Saturday, July 26th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    We’re still a year or so away from J.J.  Abrams‘ next ‘Star Wars’ movie, which will pick up after the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’ and introduce  new characters to that mythology.  But between now and then, we will get at least something from the George Lucas created universe, in the form of a […]

  • Marvel Is Eyeing Joaquin Phoenix To Play Doctor Strange

    Posted Saturday, July 26th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Has Marvel found their Doctor Strange?  The studio has long been rumored to be developing a film around its Sorcerer Supreme, one of the few comic book headliners that doesn’t already have a film franchise.  The character’s name was even dropped in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, much to the delight of nerds nationwide.  And […]

  • New Documentary Trailer Shows What Happened With ‘The Death Of Superman Lives’

    Posted Saturday, July 26th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Perhaps the best known aborted super hero movie of all time is ‘Superman Lives’, which would have starred Nicholas Cage in the title role, been produced by Joel Silver, written by Kevin Smith and directed by Tim Burton, who helmed the first two ‘Batman’ movies.  Oh and the movie would have featured a cameo appearance […]

  • ‘Arrow’ Executive Producers Tease Season Three Romances And “Identity”

    Posted Friday, July 25th, 2014 09:30 pm GMT -5
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    Prior to the official DC TV panel, ‘Arrow’ executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim went ahead and spilled a few details about the upcoming third season. Guggenheim admitted, “If season one was about Oliver going from vengeance to vigilante and season two was vigilante to hero, season three is about identity.  It’s the first […]

  • SDCC 2014: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Trailer Debuts… Well At Least We Know Who Is Still Alive

    Posted Friday, July 25th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT: The following article and video reveal some secrets from the upcoming season of ‘The Walking Dead’ which doesn’t debut until October.  Proceed with caution. There were some questions left unanswered at the end of ‘The Walking Dead‘ Season 4– mainly what happened to regular characters Carol, Tyreese, Beth and baby Judith.  Well, all […]

  • Kevin Eastman Hints That The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Could Have An Alien Backstory After All

    Posted Friday, July 25th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    There was a rumor that the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ in the new Jonathan Liebsman-directed film were actually going to be aliens, not normal turtles mutated by radioactive goo.  Then that rumor seemingly went away.  Now… it seems it’s back.  Or possibly. Appearing at Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, Turtle creator Kevin Eastman […]

  • SDCC 2014: Ben Affleck’s Batman Cowl Debuts At Comic-Con

    Posted Friday, July 25th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    It may not be much, but fans did get a slight glimpse at things to come with Ben Affleck’s Batman cowl and cape from ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice‘ put in an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con International.  Obviously, the pop culture mecca has just started, so expect more reveals as the weekend goes […]

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

    Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -5
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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 […]