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

  • War Is Coming In These New Preview Photos From ‘Game Of Thrones’ S7

    Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    War is coming.  HBO has released a new set of photos from the premier episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Seven that show the various houses preparing to come to blows for control over the Seven Kingdoms.  That includes Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, King of the North and Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen, leading her legion, garbed […]

  • Joss Whedon Muses On Casting The Right ‘Batgirl’

    Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    It came as quite a shock to fans when it was announced that Joss Whedon, the director behind two of the highest grossing comic book movies ever, ‘Avengers’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ for Marvel Studios, had crossed over to the Distinguished Competition to helm a movie based on DC’s ‘Batgirl’.  No other info was […]

  • Mark Millar’s ‘Chrononauts’ Gets A Screenwriter; Which Stars Inspired The Story?

    Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    Mark Millar is one of the most prolific comic book writers out there.  His work for Marvel has been so influential that it has been adapted to the big screen in hits like ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Logan’ and ‘Kick-Ass’.  In addition, his creator-owned projects ‘Wanted’ and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ have also proven successful […]

  • Leslie Uggams’ Blind Al Will Be Back To Kick Wade’s Butt In ‘Deadpool 2′

    Posted Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4

    One more piece of the ‘Deadpool 2′ puzzle has fallen into place.  Leslie Uggams has confirmed that she is “Definitely” returning in the sequel as Blind Al, Wade Wilson’s sight-impaired but still ass-kicking roommate, whom he met through Craigslist.  The film will be directed by ‘John Wick”s David Leitch with a script by Paul Wernick and […]

  • Freeform Releases The First Trailer For ‘Cloak & Dagger’

    Posted Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 05:37 pm GMT -4

    It’s still almost a year away, but Freeform has already unleashed a trailer for its 2018 series ‘Cloak & Dagger’ based on the Marvel Comics characters. The show stars Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt as the title characters.  In the comics, the pair are the victims of an experiment with synthetic heroin that resulted in them […]

  • Rocket Shines In Two New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′ Clips — ‘Death Button’ And ‘Sovereign Fleet’

    Posted Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 03:44 pm GMT -4

    It’s hard to single out a “highlight” character from the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.  Director James Gunn deftly juggled a large ensemble cast and allowed them each to shine in their moments.  BUT one could definitely call Bradley Cooper’s Rocket, a crotchety anthropomorphic raccoon, a scene-stealer among scene-stealers. The sequel ‘Guardians of the Galaxy […]

  • Marvel Finds Its Directors For ‘Captain Marvel’

    Posted Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 02:48 pm GMT -4

    Marvel Studios has selected the directors for 2019′s ‘Captain Marvel’.  Marvel was determined to place a female director behind the lens and at various points had considered Sam Taylor-Johnson (‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, the highest grossing film of all time for a female director), Jennifer Kent (‘The Babadook’), Jennifer Yuh (‘Kung Fu Panda 2′), Niki Caro (who will […]

  • Here Are The Five Heroes Who Will Join Squirrel Girl On Freeform’s ‘New Warriors’

    Posted Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 02:06 pm GMT -4

    In one of the more off-beat bits of Marvel news, we learned late last summer that Freeform was bringing Marvel’s cult hero Squirrel Girl to the small screen on a series called ‘The New Warriors’.  What’s interesting is that Squirrel Girl was never a member of the New Warriors in the comic book.  How was […]

  • A Mystery Guest Star Could Link The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special To ‘Day Of The Doctor’

    Posted Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4

    (SPOILER/RUMOR ALERT: This article contains some information which is just RUMORED for now, as well as some that could be considered SPOILERS, so proceed with caution.) Peter Capaldi‘s Twelfth Doctor made his debut back in 2013, during the 50th Anniversary special ‘The Day of the Doctor’ which saw the uniting of every previous Doctor, gathered […]

  • Here’s Why Captain Marvel’s Costume Will Make Fans Happy

    Posted Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 06:57 pm GMT -4

    Five years ago, Carol Danvers dropped the code name and skimpy costume of Ms. Marvel to become Captain Marvel, adopting a new fully-covered, military-influenced uniform.  The move seemed intended to make the character more independent (she was originally a spin-off from a male hero named Captain Marvel) and perhaps even more importantly, more palatable to […]

  • ‘Coming’ Back: Spider-Man Will Appear In ‘Avengers 4′

    Posted Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 04:06 pm GMT -4

    Just weeks ago, producer Amy Pascal worried fans by hinting that Spider-Man’s existence within the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be a limited-time deal.  Fans were flabbergasted when it was announced that after two disappointing ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ movies — directed by Marc Webb, starring Andrew Garfield in the title role, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy […]

  • Weekend Box Office (4/14-4/16): ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Races To The Top

    Posted Monday, April 17th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘The Fate of the Furious’, the eighth film in this action franchise, couldn’t quite outrace ‘Furious 7′, but then again, that installment was fueled by the death of Paul Walker shortly before the film’s release.  ‘Fate’ was never expected to outdo that movie and it didn’t, coming in at $100.1 million domestically.  But globally, it amassed […]

  • Steven Moffat Provides Synopses For Every Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’ Season Ten

    Posted Friday, April 14th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: Obviously, this is a primer for the upcoming 10th season of ‘Doctor Who’.  There won’t be any MAJOR SPOILERS, but if you want to go in cold, avoid this. We’re just days away from the premiere of ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10, the first new episode in a year, not counting this past Christmas […]

  • Tour The TARDIS With ‘Doctor Who”s Pearl Mackie And Matt Lucas

    Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017 07:44 pm GMT -4

    In anticipation of this Saturday’s return of ‘Doctor Who’, a video has been released hosted by Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas which provides a tour of the TARDIS.  Of course fans are already familiar with the famous Blue Call Box but it might be nice to get an insider perspective from the cast… well, if […]

  • ‘Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny’ Puts The Ladies Front And Center In Animated Shorts And Toys

    Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    If you were pissed that females Rey and Jyn Erso were the focus in the last two ‘Star Wars’ movies, this is REALLY tough sh**!  Lucasfilm  is developing a new multimedia initiative called ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ which focuses on the various female characters from different sources.  Like many girl-aimed brands like ‘Monster High’, […]