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

  • CBS’ New ‘Star Trek’ Series Beams Up ‘Wrath Of Khan’ Writer-Director Nicholas Meyer

    Posted Friday, February 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans have been skeptical of CBS’ new ‘Star Trek’ TV series which will only be available on the new pay-to-stream service CBS All Access.  Some have complained about having to shell out a monthly fee to view this series instead of the network simply airing it on regular commercial television.  (Of course , CBS All Access […]

  • RUMOR: Good Luck! Domino Is Said To Appear In ‘Deadpool 2′

    Posted Friday, February 26th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: If you still haven’t seen ‘Deadpool’ this article discusses certain SPOILERS, so consider yourself warned. Shortly before ‘Deadpool’ opened, Ryan Reynolds stated that making an ‘X-Force’ movie was a top priority. Then, even before ‘Deadpool’ opened, 20th Century Fox greenlit a sequel, perhaps due to the overwhelming excitement fans were expressing about the opening.  […]

  • OP ED: ‘LEGO Avengers’ May Be The Most Subtly Diverse Game Out There

    Posted Friday, February 26th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Not only are LEGO building toys one of the most popular brands in the world, but over the years, they have amassed a huge following in the video game realm as well, with dozens of titles featuring both original concepts and licensed properties.  LEGO is one of the rare brands that holds the license to […]

  • ‘Alien: Covenant’ Recruits Its Crew: Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo And Callie Hernandez

    Posted Friday, February 26th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Following his big win with last year’s Golden Globe-winning box office hit ‘The Martian’, Ridley Scott is going back into space with ‘Alien: Covenant’ which picks up after the ending of 2012′s ‘Prometheus’ and serves as another prequel to his groundbreaking sci-fi thriller ‘Alien’.  Production is set to begin next month and Scott has rounded […]

  • Luke Perry Joins ‘Riverdale’; Also Casts Archie, Josie And Cheryl Blossom Roles

    Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Even though it’s not even March yet, fans are already looking forward to one particular show due this fall, The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ based on the eternal teenage gang from Archie Comics.  Things have progressed steadily with casting a modern and more multicultural clique.  But now comes word that the most pivotal role has been cast, […]

  • ‘Hamilton’ Creator/Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Signs On For ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

    Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Walt Disney’s new ‘Mary Poppins’ film, directed by Rob Marshall with Emily Blunt portraying everyone’s favorite magical nanny has found its male lead.  Broadway wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Broadway’s hottest show, ‘Hamilton’ (It’s sold out through 2018!) will play Jack, a lamplighter, a part similar to Bert the chimney sweep, played by Dick […]

  • See The First Images Of Laura Vandervoort As Indigo From ‘Supergirl’ And The Fortress Of Solitude

    Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    The one-time Kara Zor-El from ‘Smallville’ is about to come face-to-face with the new Kara Zor-El, the star of her own show, ‘Supergirl’.  Last month, we reported that Laura Vandervoort had been cast as Indigo, a recurring villainous role on the current CBS hit. Vandervoort premiers on the show on next week’s episode ‘Solitude’ which […]

  • Elektra Delivers A One-Two Punch: New Clip And Poster Reveal Her Costume For ‘Daredevil’ Season 2

    Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Last season on ‘Daredevil’, lead character Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) began a relationship with Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), but expect things to get dicey as another mysterious woman enters Hell’s Kitchen, Elektra Natchios, played by Élodie Yung.  Elektra was mentioned in the first season and is only known to be a woman from Matt’s […]

  • Get “A Head” Of The Game With 16 Creepy New Character Posters For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6

    Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    The Season 6 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones‘ is rapidly approaching and fans can’t wait, seeing as how Season 5 ended with a lot of questions up in the air.  And while by design, the characters on the show are all multifaceted with different layers to their personalities– after all, who would have ever though […]

  • Tony Todd Is In The Running To Star In CBS’ New ‘Star Trek’ Series

    Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Prolific actor Tony Todd says he is on CBS’ shortlist for their new ‘Star Trek’ series coming to CBS All Access.  The actor (‘Candyman’, ‘Final Destination’, ‘The Man From Earth’) appeared on the horror podcast MORTIS and stated that he is in the running for this and other new TV shows, but stressed that no […]

  • Did Amazon Accidentally Reveal That ‘Doctor Who’ Was Coming To Amazon Prime?

    Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Last month, fans were shocked, saddened, outraged and confused to learn that hit BBC show ‘Doctor Who’ was leaving U.S. streaming services Netflix and Hulu.  It was theorized that the BBC did not renegotiate to extend its contract with these entities because it was starting up its own streaming service and using ‘Doctor Who’ as […]

  • ‘Batman V Superman’ Will Be R-Rated… On BluRay (Or, Oooh! Oooh! Me Too! Me Too!)

    Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Oh look!  An R-Rated comic book super hero movie made $235 million in two weeks!  Maybe every comic book super hero movie should be Rated R too! That didn’t take long. Warner Brothers has announced that an R-Rated version of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will be available, but not in the theaters.  This […]

  • Martin Freeman’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Role Has Been Revealed!

    Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    In this day and age, it’s becoming increasingly annoying that actors in comic book movies are being cast in mystery roles– kept under wraps for fear of spoiling parts of the movie.  It makes a certain amount of sense, as these are adaptations from existing stories, but it can prove frustrating to fans who want […]

  • Smokin’ Potts: Gwyneth Paltrow Returns As Pepper In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Even though ‘Captain Marvel’ won’t hit theaters until 2019, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already packed with dynamic female heroes.  Sure there are the obvious ones, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Gamora (Zoë Saldana) and Sif (Jaimie Alexander).  But don’t discount the ordinary mortals who have proven their moxie and resourcefulness, like […]

  • AMC And Image Comics Team Up To Reveal The Origin Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Mega Villain Negan

    Posted Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    For fans of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ the name Negan has only been uttered a few ominous times, but after the opening moments of the midseason premiere, that little threat seemed to have been eliminated.  This seemed especially true after this past week’s oddly idyllic episode ‘The Next World’ which saw Rick and the citizens […]