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

  • Watch A Clip From ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7′ Animated TeleFilm

    Posted Friday, January 10th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Stan Lee is producing an animated movie trilogy for The Hub network with a new cast of super heroes.  “The Man” that brought you Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four has crafted a show that will focus on powerful aliens stranded on the Earth called ‘Stan Lee’s...
  • It’s Official! Peter Parker Will Return As Spider-Man

    Posted Thursday, January 9th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    In a move that we all knew would happen sooner or later, it looks like Marvel will cease publication of ‘The Superior Spider-Man‘ and launch an all-new ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ written by Dan Slott and drawn by Humberto Ramos, featuring a resurrected Peter...
  • Dark Horse Will Publish A Conclusion To ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’

    Posted Thursday, January 9th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    When Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, it killed the popular animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ which aired on Disney’s competitor Nickelodeon.  Disney is now crafting its own animated series to air on Disney XD, which is all well and good, but...
  • Evan Jonigkeit Is Playing The Toad In ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

    Posted Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 01:41 pm GMT -4 by
    Actor Evan Jonigkeit has revealed that he played The Toad in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘.  There had been no mention of that character appearing previously, but principle filming has already ended.  He indicated that he was playing a younger version of the character,...
  • Rumors About Wonder Woman’s Costume In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

    Posted Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Gal Gadot recently spoke about playing Wonder Woman, expressing “It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.”  So it’s...
  • Katee Sackhoff Discusses Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and ‘Star Wars’

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    With ‘Riddick’ arriving on DVD and BluRay on January 13th, Katee Sackhoff (NSFW link) who plays Dahl in the movie, is once again out promoting the film.  She’s also discussing other interesting science fiction favorites and revealing new details, including...
  • Part of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ To Film In South Africa. Does That Mean…?

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    It’s already been stated that Captain America’s shield is made of Vibranium, the rare vibration absorbing metal that, in the Marvel Universe, is solely found in the African nation of Wakanda… a nation ruled by the super hero and Avenger The Black Panther (King...
  • The ScienceFiction.com Guide to 2014 Movies

    Posted Monday, January 6th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    2014 is upon us and with it, we get a year’s worth of new science fiction and fantasy films to look forward to.  Will the new year bring more thrilling movies on par with ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ (which I liked despite others’ complaints), ‘Iron...
  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Spotlight: Rocket Raccoon

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Perhaps the most controversial– and hard to explain and/or sell– member of the Guardians of the Galaxy team is Rocket Raccoon.  The character will appear in next year’s big budget action movie which will  put the Universe in Marvel Universe.  The character...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwoman’ #26

    Posted Saturday, January 4th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4 by
    A new mystery emerges involving an artist that committed suicide in 1929.  In the present, a thief called the Wolf Spider sets about stealing this artists paintings and isn’t afraid to kill in order to get them. Batwoman and Hawkfire get drawn in when one of Kate’s...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League Dark’ #26

    Posted Saturday, January 4th, 2014 05:18 pm GMT -4 by
    Justice League Dark is dead, killed by Blight, the collective darkness in the heart of humanity given human form.  Luckily, Nightmare Nurse had a contingency plan and assisted by Dr. Thirteen, the anti-heroes are revived.  But while they were still under, Constantine is visited...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Aquaman’ #26

    Posted Saturday, January 4th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    And ancient leviathan called the Karaqan is awakened in the depths of the ocean near Finland and, of course, goes on a rampage.  This creature is even larger than Topo the huge octopus creature that Aquaman attempted to use to defend Atlantis and has a crab-like head and tentacles. Aquaman...
  • SPOILERS For The Rest Of Season Four Of ‘The Walking Dead’

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    The mid-season finale of ‘The Walking Dead‘ delivered a bunch of shockers including the death of Hershel  and the destruction of The Prison stronghold in which Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors had been dwelling.  What does that leave for the remainder of this...
  • Behold! Star Wars Reinterpreted As An 80s Anime!

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    After ‘Star Wars’ became a certified phenomenon back in 1977, everyone jumped on the galactic adventure bandwagon, with loads of knock off movies hitting theaters and television.  In the world of animation, Sandy Frank Productions imported the 1972 Japanese anime...
  • Jamie Foxx Takes On Casting Haters

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Though Jamie Foxx’s casting as Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ hasn’t elicited much outrage or criticism, the actor still spoke up on the subject of “casting haters”, those who immediately take to social media in anger after comic book...