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

  • 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 […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Five Sneak Preview – Things Don’t Seem To Have Gotten Much Better

    Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Mild SPOILER ALERT as there are a few vague hints at what to expect in Season Five of ‘The Walking Dead’.  Well, the gang may have been trapped in a train car at the end of last season of ‘The Walking Dead’, but it doesn’t look like they will be spending much time confined. In […]

  • Starz Is Bringing Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ To The Small Screen

    Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling, award-winning novel ‘American Gods’ is being adapted for television on Starz with Fremantle media.  Gaiman had previously been working with HBO in hopes of producing the show on that network, but obviously that didn’t work out. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will serve as showrunners.  The pair served as showrunners on ‘Heroes‘ […]

  • No ‘Planet Hulk’ Movie Says Mark Ruffalo

    Posted Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    There have already been two Hulk movies and no one seemed to be able to crack the code on how to make a movie of one of Marvel’s most famous creations.  The first starred the relatively unknown Eric Bana as Bruce Banner and was directed by the respected Ang Lee, but the movie, produced by […]

  • New ‘Wonder Woman’ Creative Team Plans To Bring More Humanity To The Character

    Posted Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Writer Brian Azzarello and penciller Cliff Chiang have been spearheading Wonder Woman‘s comic book adventures since the launch of DC’s New 52.  Their run has entrenched the lead character in her Greek myth roots, going so far as to reveal that she was not molded from clay, but a bastard daughter of Zeus to make […]

  • Some Interesting Details About The ‘Arrow’ Season Three Villain Revealed

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s hard to believe but we’re just a couple days away from July 4th, generally considered the half-way point of the summer.  Of course fall TV doesn’t start when school does, as The CW won’t be debuting new episodes of its series until October.  Even so, details about the upcoming shows are starting to surface. […]

  • How Does Michael Bay Respond To Those That Hated ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction?

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 06:22 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, the fourth movie in the franchise and, in a sense, a reboot, is sure to be the biggest movie of the weekend, but it’s not getting a great reaction from movie goers and certainly not from critics.  Disappointing, since many thought the new human cast, coupled with Bay having already been […]

  • Could This Obscure Unnoticed ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Easter Egg Hint At A New Marvel Movie?

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 05:12 pm GMT -4
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    I’m not sure if this warrants a SPOILER ALERT, but just in case if you haven’t seen ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ or don’t want to hear about possible movies in the future, you may wish to stop reading. We all squealed with delight when Agent Jasper Sitwell (played by Maximilliano Hernandez) casually slipped a […]

  • 3 New ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Videos – A Featurette, Clip And Behind-The-Scenes Footage

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is getting amazing buzz and could prove to be one of the best movies of the summer and that’s saying quite a lot considering all the fantastic movies that have already hit the silver screen.  But it never hurts to promote and Fox is doing just that. Just […]

  • Constantine Might Be A Hellblazer, But Don’t Expect Him To Blaze Up

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Fans were relieved that Welsh actor Matt Ryan, who sports blond hair was cast as the lead in NBC’s new show ‘Constantine’ based on the character John Constantine from the comic series ‘Hellblazer’, ‘Swamp Thing’ and currently ‘Constantine’ and ‘Justice League Dark’.  Though the 2005 movie wasn’t awful, dark haired American Keanu Reeves was not […]