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

  • Lynda Carter Is Confirmed NOT To Appear In The New ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Unlike Superman and Batman (and heck, The Punisher, The Hulk and half the X-Men), there’s only been one live action Wonder Woman and in many people’s minds the image of Lynda Carter twirling into action in the famous star-spangle one-piece is THE first thing they think of when they think of the Amazing Amazon.  So […]

  • Weekend Box Office (01/22-01/24) – Fans Brave The Blizzard To Watch One As ‘The Revenenat’ Takes #1

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    It’s fitting that during a weekend which a large chunk of the nation was hammered with a major snow storm, the #1 movie is about a man struggling to survive in the frozen wilderness.  But while the box office was down 27% compared to this same weekend last year, fueled by 12 Academy Award nominations, Alejandro […]

  • What Did Kevin Smith Say About The Multiverse That Was Cut From ‘Dawn of the Justice League’?

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    As we’ve seen on this season of ‘The Flash’ the DC heroes don’t inhabit a shared universe, they share a multiverse, consisting of an untold number of parallel Earths all vastly different from one another.  And speaking of The Flash and realities, as Warner Brothers prepared to introduce the character as part of their film […]

  • Prepare For War With The Newest ‘Warcraft’ Trailer

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Based on the best selling Blizzard Entertainment PC game series, ‘Warcraft’ despite its complex special effects and sweeping fantasy feel, is one of the quieter new releases coming up this summer.  But does that mean it should be overlooked? Well, the new trailer for the film is here and gives you a glimpse at the […]

  • What Is Lauren Cohan’s Mystery Role In ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

    Posted Sunday, January 24th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Now this is interesting.  Lauren Cohan, the star of the current horror flick ‘The Boy’ and best known as Maggie Greene Rhee on ‘The Walking Dead’ has a surprise role in March’s highly anticipated ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’.  While promoting ‘The Boy’, Cohan tweeted the announcement that she portrays Martha Wayne in the upcoming […]

  • NBC Orders ‘Back To The Future’ Meets ‘Mission: Impossible’ Pilot ‘Time’ From Creators Of ‘Supernatural’ And ‘The Shield’

    Posted Sunday, January 24th, 2016 04:30 pm GMT -5
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    NBC has placed a pilot order for a new series called ‘Time’ which is described as ‘Back To The Future‘ meets ‘Mission: Impossible’ from the minds of Eric Kripke (‘Supernatural‘) and Shawn Ryan (‘The Shield’).  Kripke originated the idea and brought it to Ryan.  The pair then co-wrote the pilot together. The show will be produced […]

  • Is Luke Skywalker Bisexual? Mark Hamill Responds Via Twitter

    Posted Sunday, January 24th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    What’s Luke Skywalker’s deal?  Does he like dudes or dames?  If you’re like me, you don’t really care.  ‘Star Wars’ is really a kid’s fantasy brought to celluloid life.  And kids don’t care about that mushy stuff!  In the original trilogy, Han and Leia’s courtship was the steamiest part and that was pretty chaste.  And, […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Writer Nicole Perlman Is Rebooting Disney’s ‘Labyrinth’

    Posted Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Perhaps it’s not surprising with the recent passing of rock god David Bowie, but the film that introduced a generation to his skewed brilliance is slated to be remade, ‘Labyrinth’.  In the original Disney release, Bowie played the haunting Jareth the Goblin King who menaced  Jennifer Connelly, who was on a mission to rescue her […]

  • What Is Jewel Staite’s Character’s Mysterious Connection To One Of The ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’?

    Posted Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 11:30 am GMT -5
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    We know the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will be zipping through time, popping up in various tine periods and interacting with people from various eras in their mission to stop immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump).  Some of the figures they interact with will be characters from DC Comics’ varied catalog, while others will be original […]

  • It’s Time To Go Beyond The Wall In ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ Trailer

    Posted Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Like other adaptations, ‘Divergent’ has split its final chapter into two films.  The third and final book, ‘Allegiant’ will appear as two movies, the first of which (the third movie) will debut this year and Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment have released a new trailer for the next movie while debuts on March 18.  (The last film, ‘Ascendant’ […]

  • Remember ‘Star Wars: Underworld’? Whatever Happened To It?

    Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Hey remember that time there was talk of a gritty ‘Star Wars’ hour-long drama on TV called ‘Star Wars: Underworld’?  No?  Me neither, but that was apparently a thing at some point and it was masterminded by the king of all things gritty George Lucas.  It would have starred a nine year old kid and […]

  • Cate Blanchett May Give Thor Hela In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Possible Story SPOILERS

    Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER WARNING/RUMOR ALERT: This article contains some potential SPOILERS for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, so proceed with caution. Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has been associated with 2017′s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ which will feature the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s mightiest heroes, Thor and the Hulk , on a cosmic road trip, during the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’.  […]

  • Can McG Rescue ‘He-Man’ From Development Hell?

    Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 02:03 pm GMT -5
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    ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ have had an easier time battling their way out of the bowels of Snake Mountain than making their way onto the big screen.  Some iteration of a live action adaptation of the 80s toy line/cartoon has been in development at various studios, with various writers and directors attached […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Ensorcells Wong To Play Wong

    Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    British actor Benedict Wong has joined ‘Doctor Strange’ as Wong.  In the comics, Wong is Strange’s “manservant” basically a butler, nurse and kung fu expert, who aids the title hero when he is in need.  He is tasked with looking after Doctor Strange’s human body when the hero’s astral form exits his body to enter […]

  • Megalyn E.K. Looks Foxy As Vixen In A Live Action Image From ‘Arrow’

    Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    After providing the voice of DC hero Vixen on CW Seed’s digital animated series, Megalyn E.K. is taking the role to live action on ‘Arrow’.  The animated series is produced by the same crew behind The CW hit, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg and the plan was always in place for E.K. to embody […]