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

  • Lucy Griffiths Exits ‘Constantine’

    Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 01:26 pm GMT -4
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    Lucy Griffiths, formerly from ‘True Blood’ was cast as the female lead, Liv on NBC’s ‘Constantine’, an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic book series ‘Hellblazer.’  Griffiths has already filmed the show’s pilot, clips of which will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con International, but she apparently won’t be back.  She has left the show due […]

  • Batgirl Is Getting A Makeover

    Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Writer Gail Simone is departing the ‘Batgirl’ comic book and a new team will be taking over.  And with this new team comes a new look for Batgirl! Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher will co-write the book and newcomer Babs Tarr will illustrate.  (Coincidentally, Barbara Gordon’s nickname is Babs.)  Stewart and Tarr both co-redesigned Barbara’s […]

  • Hi-jinks! Stephen Amell and John Barrowman Discuss An ‘Arrow’ On-Set Prank

    Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    John Barrowman and Stephen Amell both put in appearances at Phoenix Comic Con but on two separate panels, yet both wound up telling the same anecdote about their first time filming together. Amell plays the star of ‘Arrow‘, Oliver Queen, currently referred to by the alias The Arrow, while Barrowman plays the villainous Malcolm Merlyn, […]

  • The Origins Begin In This New TV Spot For ‘Gotham’

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Fox has unleashed a new quick-cut clip for its upcoming Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ focusing on the famous Batman origin, dropping pearls and all.  We see the series real star, Ben McKenzie as James Gordon comforting the newly orphaned Bruce Wayne, played by David Mazouz. Though the clip focuses on Bruce Wayne, it also guarantees that […]

  • Stephen Amell’s Cousin Robbie Has Been Cast In ‘The Flash’ As A Potential Super Hero

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Unfortunately, Robbie Amell‘s series ‘The Tomorrow People’ didn’t amount to a big enough hit for The CW to grant it a second season.  But he’s bouncing back quickly and into a role that ties him in even closer to his cousin, ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell.  Robbie has been cast in the ‘Arrow’ spin-off ‘The Flash’ […]

  • The ‘Powers’ TV Series Is Once Again Back On For Playstation

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    The long in-development ‘Powers’ TV series, based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s long-running comic book series about police officers living in a world with actual super heroes (and villains) is once again moving forward.  Originally, the rights to the comics were licensed for a movie, with that never coming to fruition.  Just […]

  • Scarlett Johansson Gets Badass In This Red Band Clip From ‘Lucy’

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    As if Black Widow didn’t kick enough ass, Scarlett Johansson‘s latest role as the title character in ‘Lucy’ looks to take her to even greater ass-kicking heights.  The Luc Besson directed film follows Lucy, an unwilling drug mule that begins to undergo a transformation when the drugs she was carrying enter her system. She soon […]

  • Candice Patton Discusses Barry And Iris’ Relationship Plus A New Behind The Scenes Featurette

    Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Candice Patton plays Iris West on The CW’s upcoming ‘The Flash‘ series.  She took time  to reveal a bit about the show and specifically, her relationship with lead character Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin: “Barry and Iris are childhood best friends. He has lived with Iris and her father since they were children when […]

  • Michael Douglas Will Attend Comic-Con And Discusses Edgar Wright’s Departure

    Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 02:11 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Ant-Man’ currently in flux and possibly facing re-writes, luckily the entire cast of the Avengers will be attending San Diego Comic-Com, so that should throw some heft behind Marvel Studios’ presentation.  But at least one ‘Ant-Man’ star, Michael Douglas, who plays the first Ant-Man, Hank Pym will be in attendance. Even with the scramble […]

  • Zack Snyder States Gal Gadot Is Not In Shape To Film As Wonder Woman Yet

    Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Despite already having already filmed some scenes in civilian attire, Gal Gadot is apparently not quite yet in Wonder Woman fighting form, according to ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ director Zack Snyder.  The admittedly slim actress was announced back in December as having landed the highly coveted role as comic books’ first lady in […]

  • Kevin Smith Denies He Wrote A Fake ‘Batman V. Superman’ Script

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 09:25 pm GMT -4
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    Well, I (along with most reporters covering this story) was skeptical when it was “revealed” that most of the news we’d been reading about ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ was basically bunk, based on a phoney script penned by none other than Kevin Smith.  Supposedly, this fake script was written and disseminated by Warner […]

  • Oh Myyyyyyyy! Check Out The Trailer For ‘To Be Takei’

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 08:12 pm GMT -4
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    In recent years, one member of the original ‘Star Trek’ cast has seemingly been undergoing something of a renaissance.  While William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), is never far from the spotlight and Leonard Nemoy (Mister Spock) appeared in both J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek’ updates, it’s actually George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) who seems to have […]

  • Joss Whedon’s Secret Role Behind ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Is Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 06:07 pm GMT -4
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    James Gunn and Joss Whedon have never shared any professional projects, but seeing as Whedon delivered the third highest-grossing film of all time for Marvel Studios (a little film you may have heard of called ‘The Avengers‘), it was natural that Gunn, the ‘Super’ director, who was vying to direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ would […]

  • Four New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Photos Arrive

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Marvel’s latest film, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is nearly upon us.  While the property is somewhat obscure and a whole lot off-beat, so far audiences seem to be digging the trailers, so this might be the studio’s next breakout hit.  What better way is there to say goodbye to summer than another crowd-pleasing Marvel flick? […]

  • Catch Your First Look At A ‘Jurassic World’ Velociraptor

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Now take this with a grain of salt, but it seems that we’ve gotten our first look at a velociraptor from ‘Jurassic World’.  The photo comes courtesy of Instagram and Twitter.  According to the user, he is apparently friends with someone whose father is associated with the project as a “special effects foreman” on the […]