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

  • Breaking Down The ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer Complete With Still Images

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans seem to be universally smitten with the ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer that debuted at SDCC.  Gal Gadot was many viewers’ favorite part of ‘Batman V Superman’ which only whetted appetites for the full-length ‘WW’ solo movie coming next year.  Some early footage was previewed back in January, and some of that shows up here, but […]

  • Weekend Box Office (07/22-07/24): ‘Star Trek’ Takes #1 But Doesn’t Go ‘Beyond’ Previous Installments

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Not surprisingly, Paramount’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ took the top spot, but surprisingly came in well below the two previous ‘Trek’ films.  2009′s ‘Star Trek’ scored $75M in its first weekend, while 2013′s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ fell short of that with an opening weekend take of $70M.  ‘Beyond’, which welcomed aboard new director Justin Lin, […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Unmasked! Four Mystery Characters Revealed

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Along with confirming that the villain in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is indeed The Vulture, the SDCC panel for that movie has confirmed the identities of four characters being played by Tony Revolori, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya and Laura Harrier, all four of whom were in attendance at the panel along with director Jon Watts. In a stark […]

  • SDCC 2016: Rick Springfield Joins ‘Supernatural’ As Lucifer’s Latest Vessel

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Oh sure, Sam and Dean and Cas are dreamy!  But 30 years ago, they wouldn’t have been able to hold a demon possessed candle to the biggest teen heartthrob of the early 80s, Rick Springfield.  Not only did Springfield score a series of pop hits including the Grammy Award-winning “Jessie’s Girl” but melted hearts as […]

  • SDCC 2016: The First ‘American Gods’ Trailer Debuts And Kristen Chenoweth Is Announced As A Cast Member

    Posted Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 01:30 pm GMT -4

    STARZ’s ‘American Gods’ based on the bestselling Neil Gaiman novel is one of the most anticipated new shows arriving next year and the crew behind it arrived at SDCC with the first trailer. The show stars Ricky Whittle as ex-con Shadow Moon who becomes the hired muscle for Mr. Wednesday played by Ian McShane who […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Trailer Welcomes You To The Kingdom

    Posted Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This new ‘The Walking Dead’ trailer features several MAJOR clips from the new season, so proceed with caution! At ‘The Walking Dead’ panel at SDCC, which featured Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Steven Yeun (Glen), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Ross Marquand (Aaron), and Christian Serratos (Rosita), and […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Bates Motel’ To End After 5 Seasons With A Surprising Guest Star

    Posted Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    At the SDCC panel for ‘Bates Motel’ fans were surely disappointed by some sad news: the show is ending with the upcoming fifth season.  Well, it couldn’t go on forever, right?  The show serves as a prequel to the classic Hitchcock film ‘Psycho’ and depicts the closer-than-close relationship be future lady killer Norman Osborn (played […]

  • SDCC 2016: Watch HBO’s Two ‘Game Of Thrones’ Videos: Season 6 Blooper Reel And Season 7 Teaser

    Posted Friday, July 22nd, 2016 08:17 pm GMT -4

    HBO turned out at SDCC to promote its hit ‘Game of Thrones’ and didn’t show up empty-handed.  Fans were treated to two new video clips… and now you can watch them for yourself! The first is a blooper reel from the just-wrapped Season 6, so you can laugh along with the cast of the normally […]

  • Fan Interaction Is Highlighted In The Newest ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Trailer

    Posted Friday, July 22nd, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Laverne Cox will get you shivering with antici…  pation in this new clip for FOX’s presentation of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ due to air this October.  This newest trailer, set to– what else– ‘The Time Warp’ also highlights the thing that has made the first ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ movie an enduring classic, namely […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Could Aquaman Appear On ‘The Flash’ Season 3 ‘Flashpoint’ Story?

    Posted Friday, July 22nd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    This is just a RUMOR, but the AquamanShrine Twitter account tweeted an image of Aquaman from the ‘Flashpoint’ tie-in miniseries ‘Emperor Aquaman’ with a tease that the Sea King could be swimming onto ‘The Flash’ Season 3, which we already know will be based at least somewhat on the ‘Flashpoint’ comic book, which saw The […]

  • Shailene Woodley Was Shocked To Learn ‘Divergent: Ascendant’ Is Going Straight-To-TV

    Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Lionsgate stunned a lot of people yesterday, including industry insiders, when news emerged that the studio was planning to scrap the theatrical release of the fourth ‘Divergent’ movie, ‘Ascendant’, slash the budget and instead release it as a TV movie.  The studio also hopes that this film will lead to a spin-off TV series.  The […]

  • Two New ‘Suicide Squad’ Clips Showcase Jared Leto And Cara Delevingne

    Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2016 06:30 pm GMT -4

    ‘Suicide Squad’ promises to be one of the biggest attractions at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, but before all that madness starts, Warner Brothers has released a couple of new clips to whet your appetite. The first is a typical montage style trailer.  There have already been several ‘Suicide Squad’ trailers and this one […]

  • Kevin Smith’s Buckaroo Banzai’ Appears To Be Coming To Amazon

    Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2016 04:15 pm GMT -4

    It looks like Kevin Smith’s ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ series may have found a home.  Word has it, he is close to closing a deal with Amazon to adapt the cult classic sci-fi romp into a TV series. Back in May, Smith explained his intentions for the series: “Basically you just do the entire movie for season […]

  • Stan Lee Is Creating A New Superhero For Movies And Other Media

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    At 93 years-old, Stan Lee hasn’t retired from creating new properties and has just announced a new project which would bring a brand new original superhero to comics, television, and movies. ‘Nitron’ will focus on a “highly intelligence and advanced” alien species called Nitronians who secretly live as part of modern Earth society.  (They don’t […]

  • Diverging From Plans: Lionsgate Sending Last ‘Divergent’ Movie Straight-To-TV With Plans Of A Spin-Off Series

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Many questioned Lionsgate decision to split the last “Divergent’ novel into two movie adaptations, which has become the norm with YA adaptions and worked like a charm for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight’.  But even the blockbuster ‘Hunger Games’ franchise began running out of steam by the time the final film hit theaters and, unfortunately, ‘Divergent‘ […]