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

  • Agents Mulder And Scully Have Reported To The Set Of ‘The X-Files’

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    The Truth is Out There… are the fans?  Fox hopes so as it dusts off its long-running hit ‘The X-Files’ for a six episode return this winter.  The network has been playing coy with X-Philes, releasing only the vaguest of tweets, but they are finally relenting and serving up something that should get viewers excited […]

  • Who You Gonna Call? Chris Hemsworth! ‘Thor’ Joins The New ‘Ghostbusters’

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    In the Paul Feig-directed remake of ‘Ghostbusters’, the four central roles, originally played by Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, are being taken over by female comedians, frequent collaborator Melissa McCarthy, who currently stars in Feig’s ‘Spy,’ along with her ‘Bridesmaids’ costar Kristen Wiig and ‘SNL’ players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. […]

  • No Shockers But A Brief Hint Of What’s In Store In The ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Movie

    Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    When the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ first hit US TVs in the early 90s, the show featured five wholesome, all-American teens “with attitude” battling the forces of Rita Repulsa, a shrill, cone-bra-rocking witch who dwelled on the moon with her monstrous henchmen.  She infiltrated the Power Rangers by turning the brooding new kid in town, […]

  • He-Man And G.I. Joe Enter The Battle For Ubisoft’s ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest’

    Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    I don’t even play video games, but the trailer for Ubisoft’s new ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest’ gave me goosebumps!  The basic game itself looks amazing.  Imagine your various toy collections as a kid, suddenly at war with one another!  This awesome mashup features a realistic WWI-era German army led by Kaiser Wilhelm, which seems to […]

  • Sugar! Spice! And Something Not Nice? Guess Who Isn’t Thrilled About The New ‘The Powerpuff Girls’?

    Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Cartoon Network is reviving one of its biggest hits ever, ‘The Powerpuff Girls’!  This should excite 90s babies and even older folks who thrilled to the adventures of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, but things aren’t all peachy in Townsville.  One person isn’t thrilled by the announcement and that happens to be the original Bubbles, voice […]

  • Melissa Benoist Announces The Take Off Date For ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Come fall, it will be time to sample the new shows the networks are rolling out and even at this point, critics are hailing CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ as one of the must-see series of the new season.  (Though a lot of people got an early sneak peak, when the pilot episode leaked online.) CBS had previously […]

  • Hooked On ‘Sense8′? Enjoy This Interview With Four Members Of The Cast!

    Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 07:30 am GMT -4
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    Have you already binged the entire 12-episode first season of ‘Sense8′ on Netflix?  The highly anticipated sci fi drama, from the minds of The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski became available in its entirety on Friday June 5th.  The show focuses on a diverse selection of eight individuals from around the globe, with wildly disparate […]

  • Get To Know The Central Cast Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ With New Photos And Descriptions

    Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Fans can’t get enough of ‘The Walking Dead’ and AMC is happy to oblige with a spinoff series called ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ which has already been guaranteed two seasons and if it is remotely as successful as the parent show, should last for many more. Unlike ‘The Walking Dead‘ which is based on Robert […]

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Director Josh Trank Defends His Leaving ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

    Posted Friday, June 5th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The negative rumors have been flying for months about director Josh Trank’s erratic and unprofessional behavior on the set of the already controversial ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, including that the cast and crew were still scrambling to film reshoots, minus Trank, in order to salvage the possibly disastrous new super hero film.  Things weren’t helped when […]

  • Kid Actors Nick Robinson & Ty Simpkins Explore ‘Jurassic World’ In A New Clip

    Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2015 09:24 pm GMT -4
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    Everyone knows Chris Pratt‘s Owen Grady is the focal character of ‘Jurassic World’, the revival of the groundbreaking franchise that originated in 1993, but like in the first three movies, expect the juvenile cast to factor in heavily and share the spotlight. In ‘Jurassic World’, Nick Robinson plays Zach Mitchell while Ty Simpkins portrays his […]

  • James Gunn Reveals A Few Nuggets That Will (And Won’t) Be In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′

    Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    James Gunn blew away expectation with his monster hit ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, so of course the director is churning away on the sequel, which will arrive in theaters on May 5, 2017.  Usually comic book movies are kept under heavy wraps, but Gunn actually takes to Facebook to dispel rumors and offer tidbits about […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Marvel Wants Both Charlize Theron AND Angelina Jolie For ‘Captain Marvel’?

    Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Charlize Theron won an Academy Award for playing real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the biopic ‘Monster,’ but she’s also no stranger to sci fi action movies, playing the female leads in ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Æon Flux’ and the Will Smith super hero vehicle ‘Hancock’. Even with her diverse filmography, it appears her ass-kicking role as Imperator Furiosa […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: How Will Batman Fit Into ‘Suicide Squad’? This Is How…

    Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This story contains RUMORS of material that may actually appear in ‘Suicide Squad’, so if you want to avoid SPOILERS, turn back now! It’s no secret that Ben Affleck will jump directly from his caped debut in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, directly to Warner Brothers’ next DC Comics movie, ‘Suicide Squad’.  […]

  • Superman Vs Wonder Woman In More Concept Art From George Miller’s ‘Justice League: Mortal’

    Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s the dead movie that just won’t stay dead!  With George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ proving to be a big word-of-mouth hit and with ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hitting theaters next summer, officially kicking off Warner Brothers’ new Justice League franchise, interest in Miller’s planned ‘Justice League: Mortal’ movie from 2007 has […]

  • Get Familiar With Netflix’s ‘Sense8′ With These 8 New Character Profile Videos

    Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    From the Wachowski siblings and J. Michael Straczynski comes Netflix’s latest original series, ‘Sense8′.  The ambitious project has already garnered many comparisons to ‘Heroes’ and focuses on eight disparate souls from different cultures, living in different parts of the world, who becomes psychically bonded, able to access each others skills and knowledge as well as […]