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

  • *Possible Spoilers* Regarding The Joker’s Depiction In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Even though the character has never actually been in the comic book ‘Suicide Squad’, The Joker– played by Jared Leto– has been getting the most buzz when it comes to Warner Brother’s upcoming movie based on the DC Comics’ version of the government-sponsored black ops team consisting of super villains, who volunteer to go on […]

  • Watch The First Clip From Alan Tudyk’s ‘Con Man’ With A Cameo (Sort Of) By Nathan Fillion

    Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Alan Tudyk launched a fundraising effort on Indiegogo to fund a new web series starring himself and fellow ‘Firefly’ alum Nathan Fillion, playing former cast members of a quickly cancelled science fiction series that has a ravenous cult following.  Ahem.  Tudyk is also the writer and director of the series. Tudyk plays Wray Nerely, the […]

  • ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ In This New CGI Trailer

    Posted Saturday, March 14th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the 60s, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson created many shows for kids, featuring “Supermarionation”, a combination of string puppets and miniature scale models.  The most famous of these was ‘Thunderbirds’, starring the Tracy family– Scott (Thunderbird 1), Virgil (Thunderbird 2), John (Thunderbird 3), Alan (Also Thunderbird 3) and Gordon (Thunderbird 4 as well as their […]

  • Sam J. Jones Hints That The New ‘Flash Gordon’ May Be A Sequel Instead Of A Reboot

    Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last year, Fox VP of production Matthew Reilly acquired the film rights to the classic comic strip/movie serial character Flash Gordon and that ‘Star Trek 3‘ writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay would be tackling the screenplay, using the classic Buster Crabbe-starring serials as inspiration. But between then and now, things may have changed as […]

  • Wonder Woman Gets Another Makeover With A New Costume

    Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Get ready to twirl, as DC’s premier female super hero, the legendary Wonder Woman, adopts a brand new costume just shy of three years after debuting a new look during the New 52 launch.  This comes on the heels of reveals of new costumes for Superman and Batman.  (Although I doubt the Batman armor will […]

  • Big Major Changes Are Coming For Superman!

    Posted Thursday, March 12th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Superman is the first comic book superhero and remains one of the most iconic, but his world (and I don’t mean Krypton) is about to get shaken up by new writer Gene Luen Yang and legendary artist John Romita Jr..  Yang previously wrote the acclaimed graphic novel ‘American Born Chinese’, which explored the themes of […]

  • Paul S. Kemp Will Introduce An LGBT Character Into ‘Star Wars’ Canon

    Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    In a universe already populated by diverse beings from various worlds, the ‘Star Wars’ reality is about to get even more diverse.  In the upcoming book ‘Lords of the Sith’ by Paul S. Kemp, which will be released on April 28th, 2015, readers will meet Moff Mors, a lesbian who is described as an “incredibly […]

  • Are You Ready For The ‘Boldest, Weirdest, Biggest’ Change In The ‘Batman’ Comic? Check Out His Iron(ic) New Costume

    Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Iron Bat?  It looks like one millionaire is following in the footsteps of another, as Bruce Wayne appears to be adopting a Tony Stark-esque suit of armor, complete with shoulder missile launchers (and strangely a smoking gun, but more on that in a second).  The new suit is designed by series regular artist Greg Capullo. […]

  • ‘Blade Runner’ Gets A UK Re-Release– Watch The Trailer Here!

    Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Blade Runner’ stands as a milestone in science fiction films.  Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, the movie follows Decker whose job is to hunt down “replicants” or human-like androids.  The original movie was muddled in controversy after it was heavily edited by the studio, making it more ambiguous to […]

  • Drew Goddard May Be Directing The Rebooted ‘Spider-Man’ Which May Guest Star Iron Man?!

    Posted Monday, March 2nd, 2015 07:11 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Cabin In The Woods‘ director (and close collaborator of Joss Whedon’s) Drew Goddard may be taking on the Marvel reboot of the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise.  Goddard has worked as a writer on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Angel,’ ‘Alias,’ ‘Lost‘ and the movie ‘Cloverfield.’  Whedon, of course, is the director of one of the most successful movies […]

  • Jared Leto Gets A Makeover To Play The Joker In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Monday, March 2nd, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Academy Award-winning actor and 30 Seconds From Mars rocker Jared Leto will be tackling perhaps his highest profile role yet (not counting Jordan Catalano) as infamous super villain The Joker in the Warner Brothers movie ‘Suicide Squad’ directed by David Ayer and based on the DC Comics concept of the US government employing imprisoned super […]

  • Catwoman Is Bisexual, Says DC

    Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Is Gotham City the San Francisco of the DC Universe?  Because it boasts the highest number of LGBTQ characters of any city in comics!  And they just grew by one and it’s a high-profile one yet– none other than Catwoman, Selina Kyle! Kyle recently discarded her costumed cat burglar identity to take on the role […]

  • New Pics Fom ‘Jurassic World’ Show Chris Pratt In Action Against Raptors

    Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Here’s a secret: Not every major summer movie is a comic book-based super hero movie.  On June 12th, the original giants of the Earth, dinosaurs, will attempt to reclaim the world… or at least the box office when the long awaited next chapter to Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ universe– ‘Jurassic World’– arrives in theaters. It’s […]

  • Things Are Getting Braver And Bolder As The CW Plans A Superhero Team Up Show

    Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    It only makes sense, I suppose.  Last season, ‘Arrow’ set up Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) as a significant character in multiple episodes before depicting his “Secret Origin” when he was doused by chemicals and struck by energy from the malfunctioning S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, turning into the super swift Flash, who received his […]

  • The First Image From The Live-Action ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Movie – Does She Look ‘Like A Dream’?

    Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no surprise when the creators of big budget tent pole movies keep an air of secrecy around their projects, swearing actors and crew to secrecy and locking down certain shooting sights.  But this isn’t as frequently the case with lower budget, smaller films… unless apparently they’re based on beloved 80s toy franchises.  Almost NOTHING […]