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

  • Bruce Timm’s Reaction To Margot Robbie As His Creation Harley Quinn In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    One of the masterminds behind DC’s animated universe has always been Bruce Timm, whose simplified, cartoon-y style set the tone of the moody ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and has carried over to several spin-off series and movies.  Though ‘Batman’ and subsequent shows borrowed heavily from the vast library of DC Comics stories and characters, the […]

  • More ‘Max’ Madness! Check Out 18 New Still Photos From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

    Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Furious 7′ has revved up audiences for vehicular action, but they haven’t seen anything yet.  Friday May 15, 2015, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ roars into theaters and cranks up the automotive chaos.  Envisioned by George Miller, the film is set in a dry, post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where the last of humanity– if you can call it […]

  • John Barrowman Announces A ‘Torchwood’ Return As An Audio Drama Series

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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      Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman announced on a BBC radio talk show Sunday that popular sci fi series ‘Torchwood’ would finally be returning in the form of a series of audio dramas by Big Finish, entitled ‘Torchwood: The Conspiracy’, the first installment of which will be released in September 2015, with the remaining […]

  • What One Death From ‘Harry Potter’ Does J.K. Rowling Regret?

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 10:59 am GMT -4
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    Though the release of the ‘Harry Potter’ books and movies was spread out over several years, time flows differently within the pages of the seven novels, which only advanced one year at the most between installments.  Therefore, even though ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ (the book) was released in 2007, it was actually set […]

  • New Set Pics And Videos For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′

    Posted Monday, May 4th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last year’s new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ film, produced by Michael Bay may not have been the hugest hit of the fall, but it made enough of a profit that a sequel is now shooting, with one notable addition to the established cast– Stephen Amell as the hockey mask-wearing vigilante Casey Jones, a cult favorite […]

  • Why Joss Whedon Cut The Hulk’s ‘Best Scene’ From ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, May 4th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Any followers of Joss Whedon‘s work knows that if there’s one writing adage the scribe subscribes to, it’s “Kill your darlings.”  Often writers become so enamored of a particular character or story element that they build everything around it and it becomes something of a hindrance.  Once that character or beat is removed from the […]

  • Go Mad For Max With These Six New Clips From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

    Posted Monday, May 4th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s no surprise when Hollywood decides to dust off a popular old franchise– or even stand alone movies– to relaunch them with a modern spin.  But few have the luxury that ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ does, as it was co-written, produced and directed by George Miller, the man who conceived the dusty, post-apocalyptic world of […]

  • Nasty Details Emerge Regarding Josh Trank’s Departure From The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

    Posted Monday, May 4th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    On Friday, we reported that director Josh Trank had departed the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.  The man behind fledgling super hero film ‘Chronicle’ and the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ relaunch issued the statement, “After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to […]

  • Concept Art Gives A Better And Brighter View Of Wonder Woman’s Costume From ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last summer, at San Diego Comic Con International, Warner Brothers threw DC Comics fans a bone, by unveiling the first image of Gal Gadot decked out in full Wonder Woman regalia.  Though a tad dark, the costume looked both faithful to the original comic book attire and practical enough to work in live action.  You […]

  • Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Trailer Features The Kids Of Classic Villains

    Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    It rarely ends with “Happily ever after,” and Disney is exploring what happened after the credits rolled on some of their most beloved movies with the new tween-targeted TV movie ‘Descendants.’  The movie should easily prove a hit, following in the footsteps of pop culture hits like ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Teen Beach Movie,’ but […]

  • Ben Affleck’s Batman… Now In Full Color!

    Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 03:25 pm GMT -4
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      Considering that Ben Affleck is the fifth modern big screen Batman (eighth overall), you’d think that the pressure would be off.  After all, he has to be better than Clooney, right?  But thanks to the high stakes of ‘Batman V Superman,‘ the movie that is intended to carry Warner Brothers’ DC franchise to Marvel heights, […]

  • Jeremy Renner Touts Hawkeye’s Hidden Super Powers In Ballad Form

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    “We’re fighting an army of robots…and I have a bow and arrow,” laments Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, in the latest ad for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and indeed, Hawkeye’s average Joe nature has caused many to wonder about his worthiness in standing alongside a super soldier, a high-tech marvel, a gamma monster and a […]

  • New ‘Dragon Ball’ Series Returns To TV For The First Time In 18 Years

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 06:22 pm GMT -4
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    The last original ‘Dragon Ball’ animated series, ‘Dragon Ball GT’ aired in 1997, but the franchise is experiencing a resurgence.  The feature length movie, ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ debuted in Japan this month– the US premier was on April 11 in Los Angeles– with plans to expand to 74 countries.  An English dub is […]

  • Will Batman And The Joker Bridge ‘Batman V Superman’ And ‘Suicide Squad’?

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    It sounds as if an iconic comic scene will be immortalized on film and two huge characters will help build the DC Cinematic Universe by bridging two movies.  The latest rumor is that Jared Leto, who will portray The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’, will also appear in a cameo in next year’s ‘Batman v Superman’ […]

  • Simon Kinberg Clarifies That Miles Teller’s Mister Fantastic Does Indeed Stretch

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Recently, we reported that new bios had been revealed on the website for the ‘Fantastic Four’ movie and a few new wrinkles caught fans’ eyes.  Among them was this description of Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards played in the new film by Miles Teller: “He can warp the space around him, and appear to stretch his body […]