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

  • The Musical Crossover Comes At A “Pivotal Crossroads” For ‘Supergirl’ And ‘The Flash’

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4

    When a musical crossover was announced for ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’ this season, some cringed.  The idea sounded too much like a gimmick, despite the fact that musical episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and even ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ proved to be fan favorites. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg assures that these are […]

  • Rian Johnson Discusses Why ‘Episode VIII’ Opens Just Minutes After The End Of ‘The Force Awakens’

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    First ‘Rogue One’ opened without a crawl, now Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will break from tradition in another way.  Unlike previous films which jumped ahead some time from the end of the previous film, thus necessitating the expository crawl, ‘Episode VIII’ will open just moments after the end of ‘The Force Awakens’.  As […]

  • What Mystery Will Doctor Strange Help Solve In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’?

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 03:07 pm GMT -4

    It has already been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange‘s next Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance will be in ‘Thor: Raganrok’. At the end of ‘Thor: The Dark World’, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) had ascended to the throne of Asgard thanks to his magical trickery.  with M “Doctor Strange has intensely cerebral time-bending powers. At the end […]

  • *UPDATED* Weekend Box Office (1/6-1/8): ‘Rogue One’ And ‘Hidden Figures’ Are Neck-And-Neck For The Top Spot

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    As I sometimes point out, our Weekend Box Office reports are based on estimations, as the final figures are not confirmed until Monday afternoon.  Usually it doesn’t matter as the predictions are generally on point and the films are spaced far enough apart in grosses that even if the numbers aren’t exact, the films still fall […]

  • Matt Ryan Is Returning As ‘Constantine’ Thanks To The CW Seed

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    Matt Ryan is returning to the role of John Constantine thanks to The CW Seed.  Ryan starred in the poorly-rated fan favorite series ‘Constantine’ on NBC during the 2014-15 TV season, but the Peacock Network dropped the expensive show based on the edgy DC/Vertigo Comics supernatural character.  Stephen Amell, the star of The CW’s’Arrow’ even […]

  • Let’s Examine The New ‘Justice League’ Costumes In This Image From The Film

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    We’re still not 100% sure what to expect from ‘Justice League’, directed by Zack Snyder, due in theaters this coming winter.  But at any rate, a new image has been released that… well, doesn’t shed that much more light on the movie’s plot, but does offer a better look at the heroes, minus Superman, who […]

  • The CW Renews ‘Supernatural’ And All DC Shows For The 2017 Fall Season

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    The CW is getting a jump on things.  It may only be January, but the littlest network has already ordered new seasons for some of its most successful hits, including work horse ‘Supernatural’ which will be embarking on its astonishing THIRTEENTH season and the entire line of DC Comics-based shows, ‘Arrow‘, ‘The Flash‘, ‘DC’s Legends […]

  • Disney XD Releases The First Teaser For ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’

    Posted Saturday, January 7th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Big Hero 6′ may not have been as big a hit as ‘Frozen’ but this excellent and touching flick wowed audiences just the same, but since its 2014 release, there hasn’t been much buzz on a sequel or any other projects until last March, when Disney announced that it was adapting the movie to an […]

  • Step Inside Wayne Security With The First Trailer For ‘Powerless’

    Posted Saturday, January 7th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    After being delayed for retooling, NBC is set to unleash “the first comedy from DC Comics,” ‘Powerless’ next month and in preparation, has released the first trailer, which illustrates that it “super sucks” for the ordinary citizens living in a world of superhero and villain conflicts. The sitcom stars Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, the […]

  • The CW Has Ordered A New Version Of ‘Charmed’… With A Time-Bending Twist

    Posted Friday, January 6th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    The CW has confirmed that they have ordered a revival of one of their signature shows, ‘Charmed’ which ran from 1998-2006 (when the network was still called The WB), but with a time-bending twist.  Rather than setting the show in the present, the new incarnation will be set in 1976, a move that may or […]

  • Aida Emerges In This Clip From The ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 4.5 Premiere

    Posted Thursday, January 5th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Ghost Rider is out when ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns from its midseason hiatus next week (although the door is open for a return later).  Instead, the show will shift its focus to another favorite from the comics, the Life Model Decoys, specifically the first, Aida (Mallory Jansen). And while Aida has been given access to […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Star Posts A Set Photo Of A Famous Marvel Location

    Posted Thursday, January 5th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    Since the Marvel shows on Netflix all feature an origin story of some sort, those well versed in the comics should have a pretty decent idea of what to expect from the upcoming ‘Iron Fist’.  In the comics, wealthy Danny Rand (Finn Jones) finds himself in the mystic hidden city of K’un-L’un where he trains […]

  • Is This Our First (Super Tiny) Glimpse Of Zordon From ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’?

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4

      We’ve been getting reveals of the redesigned elements from the upcoming live action film ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ from a variety of odd sources.  Instead of high quality images from the film, from Lionsgate, we’ve seen the new versions of Megazord, Alpha-5, Goldar and the Putty Patrol thanks to the Bandai toys based on the […]

  • Catch Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Debut (Times Two!) In This Trailer For S3.5

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Already seen ‘Rogue One’ multiple times?  Well, you don’t have to wait until this winter’s ‘Episode VIII’ to get another Force fix.  Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ is set to return for part two of Season Three and fans can look forward to the ‘Rebels’ debut of one of the most iconic ‘Star Wars’ characters […]

  • Justin Lin Updates ‘The Jetsons’ In Live Action In This New Ad

    Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ director Justin Lin is back to reinterpret another sci fi property from the 60s… the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon ‘The Jetsons’.  Lin has teamed with forward-thinking engineering company Arconic to present a new spin on the futuristic exploits of “George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy and Jane his wife.”  The new […]