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

  • Check Out The First Trailer For ‘The Maze Runner’

    Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Meet Thomas, a teenage boy who finds that he is a mystery even to himself when he finds himself in The Glades a strange prison of sorts, situated in the center of a lethal maze, populated by other adolescent boys who send runners out into the maze every day in hopes of discovering...
  • ‘American Horror Story’ Writer Confirms ‘Circus’ Theme For Fourth Season

    Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    It turns out the rumors are true.  Months ago, while ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ was still in full swing, rumors surfaced that the next installment of the anthology would revolve around a ‘Circus’ theme.  Producers then opened up about the fact that...
  • Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Spreads Her Wings In A New Teaser

    Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Dark lady Maleficent, the evil fairy that menaced Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’, transitions to live action in May, embodied by the perfectly-cast Angelina Jolie.  Jolie has already displayed her sharp cheekbones perfectly meshing with her haunting yellow contact...
  • Sailor Moon Returns In July With A New Anime

    Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Classic Toei animated series ‘Sailor Moon’ is set to return this summer in an all-new series entitled ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal’.  The new series will debut in July and will stream worldwide on the Niconico website.  The new anime is meant...
  • Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson Discusses The New Wonder Woman Outfit

    Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Michael Wilkinson was nominated for an Academy Award for designing the period costumes for ‘American Hustle’ but now he’s turning his sights to the world of super heroics by working on the sequel to ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman vs. Superman‘. ...
  • Watch 2 Clips From “Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Episodes’ Before It Hits Netflix

    Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    The beloved TV series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ is headed to Netflix in its entirety on March 7th (this Friday) but in addition to the existing seasons, there will be 13 new episodes dubbed ‘The Lost Episodes’.  Reportedly, many of the unresolved questions...
  • Nine New Stills From Disney’s ‘Maleficent’

    Posted Monday, March 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ hits theaters on March 14th.  With the release date drawing closer, the studio has released nine new still photos to promote the film, which was directed by Robert Stromberg (‘Avatar’, ‘Alice In Wonderland’) and...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #122

    Posted Saturday, March 1st, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Negan has captured Eugene, who was manufacturing ammunition for Rick’s team and is threatening to torture him as well as torture and kill the others that they captured who were assisting him.  But after he departs, Dwight sneaks in and tells Eugene he’ll help him...
  • Sean Faris Joins The Cast Of ‘Supernatural: Tribes’

    Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Another CW veteran, Sean Faris (‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’) has been added to the cast of the upcoming ‘Supernatural’ spin-off series ‘Tribes’.  Last week we learned that the two main characters had been been...
  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Teaser Trailers And Posters!

    Posted Thursday, February 27th, 2014 03:05 pm GMT -4 by
    Following the now legendary Red Wedding massacre, don’t expect things to bounce back brighter and happier.  These foreboding teaser trailers and posters bear the slogan “Valar Morghulis”, or “All Men Must Die.”  Westeros has never been a particularly...
  • Spain Is Getting A ‘Star Trek’ Theme Park

    Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Disney may have pulled the plug on adding Star Wars themed attractions to its theme parks, but Paramont Park Muncia is moving ahead at warp speed with plans to install an entire ‘Star Trek’ theme park.  Dubbed Plaza Futura, the area will include a Starfleet recruiting...
  • Jason Momoa Discusses Turning Down ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

    Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Photo credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Jason Momoa was one of the names that bubbled up for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, for the part of Drax, which eventually went to WWE wrestler Dave Bautista.  Momoa actually turned down the role in the potential blockbuster,...
  • Check Out Five New Clips From The Season Two Premier Of ‘Hannibal’

    Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Hit series ‘Hannibal’, based on Thomas Harris’ hit novel series starring serial killer/cannibal Hannibal Lecter, returns this Friday, February 28th.  ‘Hannibal‘ stars Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal, Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, and Hugh Dancy...
  • Check Out Gal Gadot’s Progress Getting Into Wonder Woman Shape

    Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Shooting is soon to begin on ‘Batman Vs. Superman‘ the follow-up to ‘Man of Steel‘.  We know that Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot will be portraying Wonder Woman, but we don’t know how large a role she has.  She has already described her workout...
  • ‘Son Of Batman’ Still – Fatherhood Hasn’t Perked Up The Dark Knight

    Posted Monday, February 24th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Audiences are divided on ‘Justice League: War’, (I liked it but had some issues, our reviewer Brian hated it) but moving forward, most DC animated movies will be set within one set continuity, the next being ‘Son of Batman’ which will showcase the introduction...