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

  • Is Goldar A Living Henchman… Or Something Else In ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’?

    Posted Friday, January 27th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    According to reports, in ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) is on a quest to gather all the gold she can find in order to rebuild her champion Goldar.  In the original TV show, Goldar was kind of a large blue wolf in gold sphinx-like armor, but as we’ve seen, in the film, the […]

  • Two Trailers And A Clip From Gore Verbinski’s ‘A Cure For Wellness’ Hint At A Spooky New Thriller

    Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    Depending on where you live, this winter may have been unseasonably sunny and warm or snowy, dreary and cold.  In either case, it looks as though things are about to get a whole lot bleaker. From director Gore Verbinski comes the oddly anachronistic ‘A Cure For Wellness’, starring the always mesmerizing Dane DeHaan (a.k.a. Harry Osborne, […]

  • ABC Studios And Marvel Entertainment Release More Details About ‘Cloak & Dagger’

    Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 05:45 pm GMT -4

    Freeform’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’– an adaptation of the Marvel Comics series– is moving along at a steady pace.  The series is due to premier in 2018 and already has a showrunner (Joe Pakasky), pilot director (Gina Prince-Bythewood) and two rumored leads, ‘Heroes’ alum Noah Gray-Cabey and former Disney star Debby Ryan.  (The castings have yet […]

  • ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Has Found Its Director And Possibly Its Two Leads

    Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    In news regarding one of the most unlikely superhero projects in the works, Freeform’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ TV  series is suddenly moving forward fairly quickly.  The project was first announced last April but in November it was announced that the projects release date had been pushed back for additional pre-production.  But it seems that things are set to […]

  • Patrick Warburton Would Have Returned As ‘The Tick’ And Compares New Version To The Old

    Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    TV vet Patrick Warburton is back in a new role as the narrator of Netflix’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’, but he has had so many iconic roles, from doofy David Puddy on ‘Seinfeld’ to Jeff Bingham on five seasons of ‘The Rules of Engagement’, not to mention voice roles as Joe the cop on […]

  • Karen Gillan Says ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′ Is An “Amplified” Version Of The First, Teases ‘Infinity War’

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 10:02 pm GMT -4

    Karen Gillan‘s Nebula was basically Gamora’s “evil sister” in the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ but expect even more from her when she returns in ‘Vol. 2′ which will give fans an even deeper look into her backstory and how it impacts her present… grumpiness.  In fact, when asked about that very subject, she replied […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ SPOILER ALERT: What Deceased Character Is Rumored To Return For The Season Finale

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!  This article contains a MAJOR SPOILER for the SEASON FINALE of ‘The Walking Dead’!  Proceed with EXTREME caution! ‘The Walking Dead’ returns for the second half of its seventh season on February 12.  This season kicked off with one of its highest rated premiers, which introduced the new Big Bad Negan, after […]

  • ‘Supergirl’: Will Mon-El Come Clean About His Past And Is The Legion of Super Heroes Part Of It?

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4

    POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT:  This article contains mild SPOILERS from the latest episode of ‘Supergirl’, ‘Supergirl Lives’so if you haven’t seen it yet, you may want to check back later. “Grife!” Such a small word, but does it have major implications for Supergirl?  Or more accurately Mon-El, the REALLY strange visitor from another planet? The mystery […]

  • David Harbour Talks ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Including Sean Astin’s Role

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 03:35 pm GMT -4

    Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ gained a cult following in record time and fans are anxiously awaiting the show’s return this summer.  The show is currently shooting, but some of the cast–David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Shannon Purser (Barbara “Barb” Holland), Randall Havens (Mr. Clarke) and Catherine Dyer (Agent […]

  • Oscar Round-Up: Has Sci-Fi Finally Arrived With The Academy Thanks To ‘Arrival’?

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 02:02 pm GMT -4

    ‘Arrival’ has achieved a rare feat for a science fiction movie, an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.  Not only that, but Denis Villeneuve’s sleeper hit actually tied ‘Moonlight’ for the second most noms out of all the movies with eight apiece.  ‘Arrival’ also scored in the categories for: Director – Villeneuve Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Eric Heisserer […]

  • Karen Gillan Says There Is A Valid Reason Why Her ‘Jumanji’ Costume Is So Skimpy

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 11:25 am GMT -4

    When the first glimpse of ‘Jumanji’ was released fans were taken aback at Karen Gillan‘s character, Ruby Roundhouse’s skimpy costume.  On the one hand, it’s nothing new for a female protagonist (or antagonist, for that matter) to be scantily dressed, but as times change, there has been a greater push for females to cover up […]

  • Neill Blomkamp Admits His ‘Alien’ Sequel Is Probably Dead

    Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans haven’t quite given up on Neill Blomkamp‘s ‘Alien’ followup.  The director has been discussing it vaguely for years and even tweeted concept art showing an older-battered Ripley and Hicks and an adult Newt.  Sigourney Weaver hopes to return to give her character Ellen Ripley a suitable send off in a film that is said […]

  • ‘You In The TARDIS Girl!’: Whoopi Goldberg Is “Dying” To Do ‘Doctor Who’

    Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 08:12 pm GMT -4

    It turns out, Whoopi Goldberg is an Anglophile.  The Oscar winner was in England for a series of stand-up shows at the London Palladium and revealed that she wants her next project to be for the BBC. She revealed: “I always hope when I come to England the BBC will say, ‘Hey we want you to do […]

  • Wolverine, X-23 And Professor X Cut Loose In New Images From ‘Logan’

    Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 06:45 pm GMT -4

    ‘Logan’ may be putting the final claw in the casket of this iteration of the cinematic ‘X-Men’ but it looks to be going out with a fury, as title character Logan/Wolverine and his progeny X-23 appear to be really cutting loose in a new set of photos courtesy of Empire. Loosely based on the comic […]

  • The New ‘Power Rangers’ Trailer Gets Two Old School Remixes

    Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Just days after Lionsgate unleashed their action-packed, CGI-filled trailer for Dean Israelite’s ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ a couple of enterprising fans have already remixed it and tied it closer to the original ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ TV show. First, Youtuber user Sebastian Hughes has recut the new trailer and set it to the original “Go Go […]