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

  • 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‘ […]

  • J.J. Abrams Says That William Shatner Will Likely Never Be Part Of The New ‘Star Trek’ Films

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Leonard Nimoy appeared in both prior ‘Star Trek’ movies, reprising his role of Spock from the traditional ‘Trek’ universe (He is now referred to as Spock Prime).  He even delivered the famous “Space… the final frontier” monologue at the end of the first movie– a narration usually voiced by William Shatner‘s Captain Kirk.  The was […]

  • Watch The Trailer For Leonard Nimoy Tribute Film ‘For The Love Of Spock’

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    The world of science fiction in general and ‘Star Trek’ in particular lost one its greatest icons last year when Leonard Nimoy passed away.  He may be gone but is certainly not forgotten and now his son Adam Nimoy crafted the documentary as a tribute to his father and his legacy. Adam said: “People ask […]

  • ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Adds Another Night Of Screenings

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -4

    Due to high fan demand, Fathom Events has added an extra night of theatrical screenings for the animated ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’.  The movie was originally slated to get a one-night-only theatrical release on Monday, July 25 on over 1000 screens.  But now, Fathom has added an extra night, Tuesday, July 26, so if you […]

  • Does ‘Batman V Superman’ Contain A Batgirl Easter Egg?

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Batman V Superman’ is loaded with Easter Eggs for diehard comic book readers and now that the movie has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD, it looks like those fans are scrutinizing every frame.  One eagle-eyed observer took a screen shot of Ben Affleck as Batman on his computer and zoomed in on a small […]

  • Starz’ New ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Season Two Trailer Is Too Gory For Comic Con

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Most studios and networks use Comic Con to unveil new footage and images from their upcoming projects for the next year, but this year, Starz has a trailer for ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Season Two which is reportedly “too gory” for the all-ages pop culture mecca. In all honesty, it’s not THAT gory, but there […]

  • “Well That’s Just Typical”: Karl Urban And Zachary Quinto Star In A New Clip From ‘Star Trek Beyond’

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: ALL SPOILERS!  ALL SPOILERS!  ALL SPOILERS! ‘Star Trek Beyond’ arrives this weekend, but just in case you can’t wait, here is a new clip from the film.  The scene takes place after the destruction of the Enterprise, which was teased in the trailers.  The crew is scattered across an unfamiliar alien world and […]

  • Some Scoundrel Leaked The ‘Rogue One’ Trailer From Star Wars Celebration

    Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    WARNING: We’ll be treading into some spoiler territory!  Disney welcomed would-be Jedi and Sith to their annual Star Wars Celebration, a con specifically for ‘Star Wars’ fans used to preview upcoming projects and of course the biggest event looming is this winter’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘.  As is the norm at cons, Disney […]

  • ‘Star Trek 4′ Will Not Recast Anton Yelchin’s Chekov

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

    Paramount has already disclosed that they are planning to move forward with a fourth contemporary ‘Star Trek’ movie and that somehow Chris Hemsworth would appear again as George Kirk, the father of series headliner Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine).  One question that lingers is what will become of Pavel Chekov, the navigator aboard the […]

  • Check Out The ‘Power Rangers’ Unmasked In This Latest Photo

    Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    As we all know, in the original ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ series, whenever the clean cut American teens morphed into their spandex uniforms with bulky helmets, the footage was switched to recycled clips from a Japanese series.  But one thing’s for certain, these are not Japanese stunt persons in the new all-U.S. film, ‘Saban’s Power […]