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

  • Storyboards Reveal Who Was And Was NOT Supposed To Be In The ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special

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

    ‘Day of the Doctor’ aired in 2013 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’.  It wasn’t just a fun celebration of that milestone, but a key episode that actually answered some lingering questions and smoothing over some story wrinkles.  But perhaps best of all, it brought two of the most popular Doctors face-to-face, […]

  • Zack Snyder Explains Why DC’s TV Heroes Can’t Be In The Movies

    Posted Friday, February 5th, 2016 04:01 pm GMT -5

        Ezra Miller is The Flash!  But wait.  Isn’t Grant Gustin already The Flash?  Yes, Gustin plays the Scarlet Speedster, a.k.a. forensic scientist Barry Allen weekly on The CW’s hit show ‘The Flash’.  But Seth Grahame-Smith is directing a movie starring the same character, due in 2018 and in it, Miller will play the […]

  • New 30-Second ‘Deadpool’ Trailer Highlights The Action

    Posted Friday, February 5th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Deadpool’ is getting ready to slay next weekend, but before that a new trailer is expected this weekend during the Super Bowl.  This isn’t it. This is a brief clip put together for the website Odeon which is offering presale tickets for the film starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel’s Merc With A Mouth. This clip […]

  • Lionsgate Is Bringing ‘Magic Tree House’ To Live Action

    Posted Friday, February 5th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    After scoring with film adaptations of YA book series ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’, Lionsgate has acquired the rights to Mary Pope Osborne’s ‘Magic Tree House’ books.  There are 54 books in the series, plus 34 accompanying nonfiction ‘Fact Tracker’ books that provide factual reference about the subjects of the fantasy books.  The fact trackers […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Six Preview Video: Norman Reedus Says “We Don’t All Survive” (SPOILER FREE!)

    Posted Friday, February 5th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    Forget candy hearts!  ‘The Walking Dead’ fans are looking forward to February 14 to see some real bloody hearts, intestines, spleens and whatever gore the producers want to throw our way! When we left the crew, Rick and the survivors in Alexandria were making a desperate zombie guts-covered escape as the once peaceful settlement had […]

  • The Adventures Of Superman When He Was A Boy: See Daniel DiMaggio As Teenage Kal-El In The Next Alan Moore-Based ‘Supergirl’ Episode

    Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Fans were perplexed at least and outraged at most a few months ago when it was announced that CBS’s series ‘Supergirl’ would feature a teenage Kal-El a.k.a. her cousin Superman.  How?!  Kal-El was an infant when he and teenage Kara were rocketed from the exploding planet Krypton and by the time she arrived on Earth, […]

  • ‘Legion’ Of Super Actors: Aubrey Plaza, Dan Stevens And Jean Smart Join FX’s ‘X-Men’ Series

    Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    FX’s ‘Legion’ has filled in its main cast with three high profile fan favorites.  We previously reported that Rachel Keller, from FX’s ‘Fargo’ had been cast as the new ‘X-Men’-based show’s then-unnamed female lead.  We have since learned that her character’s name is Syd.  Now Keller will be joined by Dan Stevens as the lead […]

  • Award-Winning ‘Daredevil’ Team Take On Black Widow In This Preview Of Her New Comic

    Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    To the world at large, Black Widow is the most famous female Marvel hero, having been portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in four different hit movies.  Oddly, the comic book source character has rarely headlined her own book, typically appearing as a member of The Champions and The Avengers and as a supporting character in books […]

  • Frank Oz Turned In A Yoda Performance For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ That Was Cut

    Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

        The gang was back together in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.  Sure most of the focus were on newbies Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren, but it was certainly a thrill for older fans to see the original ‘Star Wars’ ensemble– Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca and even R2-D2 […]

  • FOX’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Adds Christina Milian As Magenta

    Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Christina Milian scored a hit with her single “Do It” and she’s about to “Do It” again… “The Time Warp” that is!  The singer/songwriter/actress is the latest addition to FOX’s ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’.  Milian will play Frank-N-Fürter’s maid Magenta, who is also the sister of Riff Raff.  In the story, Magenta and Riff […]

  • CONFIRMED! ‘The Flash’ Will Run Into ‘Supergirl’ In March

    Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    After months and many statements, pro and con, regarding an on screen meeting between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’, it’s actually happening! Executive producers of both shows, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg issued a joint statement which reads: “We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making […]

  • ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Gets Ready To Rock… Sgt. Rock, That Is

    Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5

    If you’ve got DC superheroes and time travel, it seems there are certain characters and eras that must be visited!  We previously reported that the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ would encounter wild west bounty hunter Jonah Hex, played by Jonathan Schaech.  Now comes word that these time-tossed champions will also encounter DC’s most famous military hero, […]

  • ‘The Exorcist’ Pilot Finds Its Director, Rupert Wyatt

    Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 02:05 pm GMT -5

    FOX’s planned reboot of ‘The Exorcist’ as an ongoing TV series is moving forward rapidly, landing a high profile director in Rupert Wyatt, who previously helmed ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and the Mark Wahlberg drama ‘The Gambler’.  Wyatt will direct the one hour pilot based on a script by ‘Fantastic Four’ screenwriter […]

  • Geoff Johns Assures That DC Entertainment Has Huge Plans For The Teen Titans

    Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    TNT recently confirmed that its planned ‘Titans’ live action TV series (under the working title ‘Blackbirds’) was officially dead.  Their plan had been to adapt the comic book concept to a show starring Nightwing, Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl/Oracle), Starfire, Raven and Hawk and Dove.  It always seemed like a long shot at best, mainly because […]

  • From Panem To Power: ‘Power Rangers’ Banks On Elizabeth Banks As Rita Repulsa

    Posted Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    The Power Rangers have been assembled, but what threat will they be facing?  Well, despite conflicting reports, it looks as if the new ‘Power Rangers’ movie will be a reboot of the original incarnation of the show.  In keeping with that, the Big Bad will be none other than Rita Repulsa, the witch that plagued […]