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

  • Frank Oz Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny That Yoda Will Be In ‘The Last Jedi’

    Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 03:04 pm GMT -4

    As luck would have it, the legendary Frank Oz is currently promoting a documentary he is directing called ‘Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched’ and made an appearance at SXSW to talk up the project.  But of course ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is looming… well, not til December but this […]

  • Ed Sheeran’s Latest Tour Stop? Westeros For An Appearance On ‘Game Of Thrones’ S7

    Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 02:30 pm GMT -4

    Ed Sheeran is currently ruling the world of pop music.  His album ‘÷’ is #1 in his native UK and songs from it occupy nine of the slots in the Top Ten, and all 16 tracks occupy space in the Top 20.  The album is also #1 in the US, with the biggest debut week […]

  • Two New ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Clips Introduce Izabella

    Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s funny that after four movies and earning a gazillion dollars that the ‘Transformers’ movies are still “finding their way” so to speak, but the films continue to evolve– which is appropriate.  The first couple of movies focused on the Robots In Disguise and their interaction with their human guide Sam Witwicky played by Shia […]

  • Weekend Box Office (3/10-3/12): ‘Kong’ Is Crowned King

    Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    It was expected that ‘Kong: Skull Island’ would take the top spot at the box office this weekend, but the Warner Brothers/Legendary monster flick actually exceeded expectations, taking in roughly $61 million, when it was only projected to perform in the $50M range, which would have been on par with the Peter Jackson-directed ‘King Kong’ […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: The Origins Of Humanity, The Amazons & Wonder Woman Are Slightly Different In The DCEU

    Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains SPOILERS for ‘Wonder Woman’ and the DC Expanded Universe.  Proceed with caution! One challenge that Wonder Woman has faced over the years is that her origin has never been as succinct as some of her male counterparts’.  Everyone knows Kal-El was rocketed from the doomed planet Krypton, raised by a kind […]

  • Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Tweets A Cast Photo From FOX’s ‘X-Men’-Based Series Which Now Has A Name

    Posted Sunday, March 12th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    On FX, the trippy ‘Legion’, created by Noah Hawley has become a critical and fan favorite.  Now FOX is hoping to score another hit with a series based on the X-Men.  This new series, created by Matt Nix (‘Burn Notice’) is moving forward, with ‘X-Men’ film director Bryan Singer helming the pilot episode.  Lauren Shuler […]

  • Gal Gadot Presents The Newest ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer: Witness The “Future Of Justice”

    Posted Saturday, March 11th, 2017 09:55 pm GMT -4

    Anticipation continues to mount as ‘Wonder Woman’ draws ever closer.  Reception to ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ were mixed to say the least, but reviews of Gal Gadot‘s performance as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman were nearly universally positive as she provided a bright spot in that otherwise murky narrative.  Reportedly, ‘Wonder Woman’ picks up shortly […]

  • The ‘Power Rangers’ Make A Splash In This Latest Film Clip

    Posted Saturday, March 11th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    Lionsgate is cranking up promotions for ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ which the studio hopes morphs into its latest bankable franchise and that includes releasing clips from the movie to give fans a better sense of what to expect from the film’s overall tone.  Thankfully, unlike say Marvel Studios, Lionsgate is sticking with releasing footage from early […]

  • Jean Grey May Cast Her Shadow Over ‘Logan’ On The Blu-Ray

    Posted Saturday, March 11th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘Logan’, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you may wish to proceed with caution. ‘Logan’ put a nice cap on Hugh Jackman‘s character’s arc, a character arc that occupied a large chunk of the overall ‘X-Men’ film storyline that began with 2000′s […]

  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Adds ‘Planet Of The Apes’/’Kong: Skull Island’ Motion-Capture Actor Terry Notary

    Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Motion capture actor Terry Notary has played Rocket in the recent ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies and is currently storming theaters in the title role in ‘Kong: Skull Island’.  This is following mo-cap work in ‘Avatar’, ‘Warcraft’ and ‘The Hobbit’ series.  What’s next?  Notary has just been announced as working on the presently filming ‘Avengers: […]

  • James Cameron Nixes 2018 Release For ‘Avatar’ Sequel

    Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 06:39 pm GMT -4

    ‘Avatar’ fans have a lot to look forward to, including the new attractions at Disney World opening this year.  One thing they’ll have to wait a bit longer for is a film sequel.  Director James Cameron has been actively developing not one, not two,not even three sequels, but FOUR!  And he has been developing them […]

  • ‘Buffy’ Turns 20, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joss Whedon Look Back

    Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 05:11 pm GMT -4

    These days, The CW is best known for its comic book adaptations, but before the rise of ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ etc., the network was known for teen-skewing supernatural dramas like… well, ‘Supernatural’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’.  And the show that set the pace for those was none other than the Joss Whedon-crafted ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. […]

  • The Casts Of ‘The Flash’/’Supergirl’ ‘Duet’ Musical Crossover Break Down Singing, Dancing And ‘Glee’

    Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    “It’s literally a ‘Glee’ episode!” Grant Gustin quipped while shooting ‘Duet’ the much buzzed-about musical episode of ‘The Flash’ which reunites Gustin with Melissa Benoist and Darren Criss, who are both also alumni of FOX’s long-running musical hit.  Of course, Gustin and Benoist now inhabit The CW’s superhero universe, Gustin as the star of ‘The […]

  • HBO Reveals The Premier Date For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 07:45 pm GMT -4

    Yesterday, HBO unveiled a teaser poster touting the return of phenomenon ‘Game of Thrones’ which is due to be comprised of as few as seven episodes and will lead into next year’s eighth and final season.  160,000 fans tuned in to literally watch ice melt on a Facebook Live stream, which unfortunately crashed twice. Finally– […]

  • New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Clip Introduces Michael Fassbender’s New Character Walter

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    David is gone.  Long live Walter. Michael Fassbender is the only cast member of ‘Prometheus’ who will have a major role in the follow-up ‘Alien: Covenant’ and naturally the assumption was that he’d reprise his role as artificial human David, which he is, but that’s not all. Fassbender will also be playing a DIFFERENT AI, […]