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

  • Legendary Superman/Batman Artist Dave Gibbons States ‘Batman V Superman’ Was A “Misstep”

    Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Dave Gibbons is considered one of the greatest comic book illustrators in modern times, best known for the seminal miniseries ‘Watchmen’ which is still considered by many one of the best– if not THE best– work in the artform.  But before that, he made quite a name for himself applying his sleek style to mainstream […]

  • Stephen Amell Says There Are No Plans For Green Arrow In The DC Movies, Played By Him Or Anyone Else

    Posted Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

      It would appear that ‘The Flash’ is going to be the sole exception to a certain rule.  This character looks to be the only DC Comics character that will simultaneously appear in the movies and on TV, albeit in two different continuities, played by two separate actors; Ezra Miller in the films and Grant […]

  • ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots Are To Lighten The Tone And Possibly To Include A Major Cameo

    Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    We just learned that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was getting some reportedly extensive and expensive reshoots, due to Disney being unhappy with the final cut of the film.  There were even rumors that these changes were being conducted following a poor “private advanced test screening” but anytime you hear anything about a “private […]

  • ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ And ‘Teen Titans GO!’ Are Crossing Over

    Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Two iconic teams of super butt-kickers are about to come face-to-face this summer when The Cartoon Network brings together its two premier crime-fighting groups: ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will guest star in a special episode of ‘Teen Titans GO!’. Aaron Horvath, producer on ‘Teen Titans GO!’ expressed: “It’s a really fun crossover that came about in […]

  • Missy Me Blind: Michelle Gomez Will Be Back For ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

    Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    While ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 marks the introduction of a new companion, Bill played by Pearl Mackie, there is at least one familiar face that will be popping up.  While appearing at WonderCon in Orlando this weekend, Michelle Gomez herself admitted that her sinister character Missy– the latest incarnation of The Doctor’s arch enemy The […]

  • A Dream Team Of Former Power Rangers Assemble For A Dark New Action Movie ‘The Order’

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Looks like it will never NOT be Morphin Time!  With Lionsgate currently filming the first of what they hope becomes a string of hit live-action ‘Power Rangers’ movies, nostalgia for the long-running kids show might be reaching a fever pitch. Now, a dream team of ex-Rangers, friends and foes are assembling for a reunion of […]

  • The Villain In ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Has Been Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Production on ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is set to begin this week, according to a post on director Michael Bay‘s Instagram page.  The director also let slip who the Big Bad in the fifth film in the franchise would be.  You can check out the post below and see for yourself: It’s starting.  This week […]

  • FX Orders ‘X-Men’-Inspired ‘Legion’ To Series

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    FX has ordered a full eight-episode season of ‘Legion’.  Back in October we learned that the cable network, home of the critically acclaimed ‘Fargo’, had ordered a pilot based on the character David Haller, the illegitimate son of the X-Men’s founder Professor Charles Xavier.  ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley would oversee the project.  Apparently, FX liked […]

  • Melissa McCarthy Re: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters: “I Just Hope They Find A Friend”

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    No one sets out to make a bad movie and it must suck to pour your energy and passion into making what is hoped will become a huge smash and franchise-starter only for naysayers to tear it to shreds before even seeing a scrap of footage.  It must be especially harsh after “fans” do see […]

  • Willa Holland Discusses ‘Arrow’ Being Forced To Kill Off The Suicide Squad

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ star Chloe Bennet recently voiced her frustration that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely ignored the ABC series, even though it was created initially as a tie-in to the films. Now another TV star is expressing a similar complaint, but for almost the exact opposite reason.  Willa Holland, who plays Thea Queen […]

  • Weekend Box Office (05/27-05/29): No Doomsday For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’; ‘Looking Glass’ Cracks

    Posted Monday, May 30th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Memorial Day weekend is notoriously rough on the box office, as most folks have other activities to distract them.  Even so, 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ won the weekend with an estimated $80 million, below optimistic estimates that suggested it might open to the tune of $100M.   This tally fell below the opening numbers of […]

  • Steven Moffat Spills Some Details About ‘Doctor Who”s New Companion Bill

    Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    A month ago, we learned that following the, um, departure of Clara Oswald in Season Nine of ‘Doctor Who’ that Season Ten would see the introduction of a new companion named Bill played by Pearl Mackie. Bill was introduced via a two-minute video clip.  If you missed it the first time we presented it, you […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: The Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Will Not Star Peter Parker

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    A little over a year ago, we learned the ‘The LEGO Movie’ directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were going to take on an animated theatrical ‘Spider-Man’ movie.  Since then, a release date has been set: December 21, 2018.  Now we MAY have learned a very big fact about the movie. Last month, Lord expressed: […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: John Wesley Shipp Discusses ‘The Flash’ Season Finale Twists And Reveals

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT! This article discusses the FINALE of ‘The Flash’ Season Two.  If you have not seen it yet, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER! ‘The Flash’ Season Two was filled with mystery as the concept of Earth-2 and other parallel realities came into play.  At first, things seemed quite pleasant as “our” Flash/Barry Allen (Grant […]

  • Fox Releases First Image Of Katherine Waterston From ‘Alien: Covenant’

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Ridley Scott and the cast and crew of ‘Alien: Covenant’ are hard at work filming this latest installment of this long-running franchise.  The new film takes place roughly ten years after ‘Prometheus’, but still some time before ‘Alien’. Reportedly the new film features the crew of the spaceship Covenant who discover a paradise-like world (which […]