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

  • 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 […]

  • Check Out The Extended Trailer For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Hot on the heels of four new photos being released, now we have a longer trailer for James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ which will premier on August 1st.  Based on the Marvel comic, this film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, […]

  • First ‘The Flash’, Now ‘Arrow’ Adds Another Super Hero To Its Roster, Played By Brandon Routh

    Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 07:19 pm GMT -4
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    Brandon Routh first played Superman in Bryan Singer’s ‘Superman Returns’, then had a recurring role on ‘Chuck’.  Now he’s headed back to (possibly) red and blue spandex as a recurring guest star on ‘Arrow’.  Which DC character is he assuming the identity of? Routh will be playing Ray Palmer, also known as the tiny hero […]

  • Kevin Smith Wrote And Leaked A Fake ‘Batman V. Superman’ Script?!

    Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    All fangeek eyes are on Warner Brothers’ ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.  While Marvel has been steadily cranking out hit movies, WB has struggled with ‘Green Lantern’ failing and ‘Man of Steel’ generating controversy due to its “disaster porn” climax.  But Warner Brothers is planning to make its next foray the launchpad for an […]

  • Haven’t Felt Like Killing Yourself Lately? These ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Prequel Videos Will Fix That Right Up

    Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Oh God, what did I just watch?  *Shudder* Okay so,”Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ will hit theaters this weekend and of course more and more promotional material is surfacing.  I just… kinda wish this batch didn’t.  At any rate these three promo prequels have surfaced that take place after ‘Rise of the Planet of […]

  • Catch A Glimpse Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Five Premiere

    Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Did you get caught up on or revisit ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Four during AMC’s ‘Dead, White and Blue’ marathon?  If not you may want to turn back. If so, then you recall that by the end of the last episode, Rick, Michonne, Carl and Daryl were finally reunited, not under the best circumstances, with […]

  • What Three New Villains Will Appear In ‘Batman v Superman’?

    Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Either this movie is going to last four years or it’s going to be jam packed.  Allegedly, three more villains will appear in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ in addition to Lex Luthor who will be the movie’s main villain. But first, a few characters are reportedly absolutely not in the picture including the […]

  • ‘Arrow’ Screenwriters Kreisberg And Sokolowski To Write The Comic Version ‘Green Arrow’

    Posted Sunday, July 6th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Arrow’ is a solid hit on The CW.  Now two of the writers from the show, Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski are going to be taking on the comic book exploits of the main character, Oliver Queen with October’s ‘Green Arrow’ #36.  Are readers more likely to check out the exploits of the title character […]

  • Aubrey Peeples Discusses Playing ‘Jem’ And Hints At Franchise Potential

    Posted Friday, July 4th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Nashville’ star Aubrey Peeples scored the lead in the new live action ‘Jem & The Holograms’ directed by Jon M. Chu.  However, being only 20 years old she admits to not actually being a fan of the property… or even knowing that it existed. “I can’t lie, I didn’t know about it before I started […]

  • Biff! Pow! Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar Will Promote The ‘Batman’ DVD/BluRay Release At SDCC

    Posted Friday, July 4th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    For decades, the rights to the classic 1966-68 ‘Batman’ TV series have been mired in legal muck, with Paramount producing the show originally, but with the rights to the character Batman now belonging to Warner Brothers.  As a result, the show has NEVER been available commercially, and only occasionally popped up on TV.  Many fans […]

  • ‘Supernatural’ Is Adding A New Female Character For Season 10

    Posted Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Things didn’t look especially great at the end of this past season of The CW’s ‘Supernatural’ as Dean, the older of the two Winchester brothers appeared to die in his brother Sam’s arms and be re-animated by Crowley (who is becoming a series regular next season) as a demon, black eyes and all.  The perennial […]

  • ‘Fringe’ Actress Georgina Haig Is About To ‘Let It Go’ As Elsa On ‘Once Upon A Time’

    Posted Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the season finale of ‘Once Upon A Time’, Disney/ABC teased that the characters from the phenomenon ‘Frozen’ would be moving to the fictitious town of Storybrooke, home to the various fairy tale characters who have crossed over to the real world, with a cameo appearance by Elsa, the Ice Queen and star of the […]

  • Karl Yune Joins ‘Arrow’ As Maseo Yamashiro

    Posted Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Hot on the heels of the announcement that ‘Fast & Furious’ actress Devon Aoki had been cast as Tatsu Toro Yamashiro (also known as the superhero Katana) in the upcoming third season of ‘Arrow’ in flashback sequences, comes word that her husband Maseo will also play a major role and will be played by Karl […]

  • Will You Fall For ‘Detective Prettyboy’ Eddie Thawne In This ‘The Flash’ Clip?

    Posted Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 11:15 am GMT -4
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    The CW has released a few videos already that showcase ‘The Flash’/Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), as well as supporting players Iris West (Candice Patton), Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh).  One character that hasn’t yet been featured is Detective Eddie Thawne played by Rick Cosnett. It’s not exactly […]

  • Devon Aoki Joins ‘Arrow’ As Katana

    Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 08:07 pm GMT -4
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    I’m starting to think the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise is a training ground for future superheroes.  Vin Diesel is voicing Groot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, Gal Gadot is playing Wonder Woman in ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to be in talks to play some superhero […]