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

  • New ‘Doctor Strange’ TV Spot Shows Off The Cloak Of Levitation

    Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Thor’ brought an element of the metaphysical to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with the release of ‘Doctor Strange’, we’ll see in the introduction of full blown magic.  Powerful, unpredictable magic. Marvel has already released several ‘Doctor Strange’ trailers and promo clips, but in case you can’t get enough, here is one more! In the […]

  • Ben Affleck Reveals The Title Of His ‘Batman’ Movie

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Ever since a solo Batman movie was rumored then confirmed, to be co-written, directed and starring Ben Affleck, fans have been speculating and clamoring for more information.  But the film is still coming together, so a lot of that hasn’t been finalized. One of the biggest subjects fans have wondered about is the title.  We’ve […]

  • Weekend Box Office (09/30-10/02): ‘Miss Peregrine’ Enchants To Take #1 From ‘Deepwater Horizon’

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5

    20th Century Fox’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ tops this week’s box office charts, taking in $28.5 million, from an audience that was mostly female, which was expected as it was adapted from a YA novel by Ransom Riggs that was largely popular with young girls.  (Also, keep in mind a lot of this […]

  • Ben Affleck Offers (Very Little) New Info About His New Tactical Batsuit In ‘Justice League’

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Remember when superheroes just had one iconic costume (except for The Wasp) and that was what they wore all the time?  If you’re old enough you do.  If you grew up in the 90s when Kenner cranked out about a billion different colored Batman toys with various accoutrements for random scenarios, then you probably don’t.  […]

  • ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Gets A New Synopsis

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    We haven’t run a story on ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ since last year, so to be honest, I forgot all about it.  But it’s due in July of next year, so it looks like it’s time for 20th Century Fox to remind everyone that the third and final chapter of what they […]

  • United Nations Declares Oct. 21 ‘Wonder Woman Day’ And Lynda Carter Will Be There!

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    Wonder Woman is about to receive an honor very few actual human beings have received, much less fictional characters!  In honor of her 75th anniversary, the United Nations will hold a ceremony at its New York City headquarters on October 21, to declare it Wonder Woman Day and among those in attendance will be the […]

  • Showtime Showcases The Musical Score In The Newest ‘Twin Peaks’ Trailer

    Posted Saturday, October 1st, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Twin Peaks’ featured one of the most memorable and unique soundtracks in television history, supplied by Angelo Badalamenti.  Badalamenti is director David Lynch‘s go-to composer and has been nominated for two Golden Globes for ‘The Straight Story’ and ‘Mulholland Dr.’  The soundtrack from the original ‘Twin Peaks’ won a Grammy Award, Emmy Award and went […]

  • ‘Luke Cage’ Has A Direct Connection To Which MAJOR Marvel Movie?

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

     SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses ‘Luke Cage’, which is now available for binging on Netflix, but if you haven’t finished the first half, you may wish to turn back! From the beginning, the Marvel Netflix shows were meant to inhabit the same cinematic universe as Marvel’s hit movies, despite taking on a MUCH darker tone.  […]

  • Greg Rucka States That Wonder Woman ‘Needs To Be’ LGBTQ ‘For A Number Of Reasons

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Comics have always appealed to a wide spectrum of readers, in particular, disenfranchised young people who could see bits of themselves in beleaguered heroes like Peter Parker/Spider-Man and the persecuted X-Men.  And for many gay fans, one hero has absolutely had the most appeal: Wonder Woman. Whether it was from the comics, various animated shows […]

  • Ooo! It’s Closing Time For ‘Adventure Time’: The Hit Series Will End In 2018

    Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    It appears that despite the theme song’s assertion that “the good times never end,” all good things eventually DO come to an end and that is the case with the hit series ‘Adventure Time’.  The show’s creator, Pendleton Ward and Cartoon Network announced that the post-apocalyptic fantasy/sci fi series will complete its run with its […]

  • The CW’s DC Heroes Will Get Dominated In Their Upcoming Crossover

    Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Fans of The CW’s DC super hero shows may recall that when Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) visited Supergirl‘s parallel universe, he was astounded to discover that aliens (including Supergirl, herself– played by Melissa Benoist) dwelled on Earth, since in the existing “Flarrowverse” extraterrestrials don’t yet exist.  That’s about to change in a BIG way. […]

  • A New Vigilante Team Assembles In The Season 5 Extended Trailer For ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Arrow’ returns to The CW for its fifth season next week, and in anticipation, star Stephen Amell has released the latest extended trailer.  As has already been announced, Season Five will bear a closer resemblance to Season One than the supernaturally-drenched Season Four, with a return of a more brutal vigilante take on Oliver Queen […]

  • Get The Scoop (And Two New Pics) On Tom Felton’s Guest Spot On ‘The Flash’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 06:30 pm GMT -5

    Draco Malfoy himself, Tom Felton is coming to ‘The Flash’ Season Three as a new rival for the show’s star Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin).  Felton will play CSI tech Julian Dorn and will first show up in the show’s third new episode. Executive producer Todd Helbing discussed Felton’s new role, saying: “He’s a direct […]

  • LA Declares October 28th ‘Stan Lee Day’ While Lee Relaunches His Expo As ‘Los Angeles Comic Con’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    The city of Los Angeles has honored Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and now “The Man” is honoring the city and the comic book community.  Los Angeles has bestowed on Lee an entire day in his honor, October 28, presented by Councilmember Curren D. Price and Lee is using that date to rebrand his five […]

  • Lynda Carter Channelled Hillary Clinton To Play The President On ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 05:04 pm GMT -5

    Hillary Rodham Clinton may become the first female President of the United States in real life, but in the world of fiction, particularly speculative fiction, there have been several female POTUSes with the newest arriving in just weeks: Lynda Carter who is taking on a guest-starring role on ‘Supergirl’.  Of course, Carter is most famous […]