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

  • Learn More About Firestorm In This ‘The Flash’ Video Preview

    Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -4
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    The Flash appears to have opened the floodgates.  Oh sure, plenty of DC characters have made their way through Starling City over on big brother series ‘Arrow’, but none of them could fly!  The Flash has introduced the concept of super powers and this week’s episode ‘The Nuclear Man’ takes it even further, with the […]

  • David Ramsey Speaks: Is Diggle on ‘Arrow’ Really John Stewart/Green Lantern?

    Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 10:01 am GMT -4
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    During the penultimate episodes before the midseason haitus of ‘The Flash’ (‘The Flash Vs. Arrow’) and ‘Arrow’ (‘The Brave and the Bold’), the two titular heroes played by Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell squared off against a foe whose power was to instill rage in his victims.  The physical manifestation of this power was his eyes […]

  • Out With The Old? Not Yet! Ian McKellan Will Be In ‘X-Men-Apocalypse’; Patrick Stewart May Be In ‘Wolverine 2′

    Posted Monday, February 9th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    It had previously been reported that the baton has been passed and that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was the swan song for the cast of the original X-Men trilogy, making a triumphant return alongside the newer ‘First Class’ cast.  But now it sounds like we might not have seen the last of Ian McKellan’s […]

  • Michael Fassbender May Trade In One Helmet For Another To Play Boba Fett

    Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the “Take this with a HUGE grain of salt” file, comes an unsubstantiated rumor that Disney is hoping to score Michael Fassbender for the role of Boba Fett in what could be a series of films starring the famous ‘Star Wars’ mercenary.  Fassbender has made quite a name for himself since his breakout role […]

  • Jason Momoa Reveals Unexpected Details About His Aquaman… Don’t Expect Him To Be Blond

    Posted Saturday, January 31st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    In the case of adaptations, “colorblind casting” is often met with skepticism or even outright hostility.  (Case in point, African American Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the new ‘Fantastic Four.’)  But there really was no negative reaction (at least that I saw) when Polynesian actor Jason Momoa was cast as the normally blond-haired, […]

  • Original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson Backpedals On Previous Negative Statements About All-Female Cast

    Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    “I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies. If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?” “I love females. I hope that if they go that […]

  • Paul Bettany Hints That The Vision Will Appear Beyond ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Vision, the Avengers’ mass-shifting android member is the most mysterious of the new characters being introduced in this summer’s highly anticipated ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’  Previously, British actor Paul Bettany provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., the AI that ran Tony Stark’s Malibu mansion/base of operations in the ‘Iron Man’ films.  Now Bettany, with a […]

  • The New 3-Minute ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer Looks Pretty Good – But The Movie May Not Be

    Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 01:24 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is the latest film from ‘The Matrix’ sibling director duo Andy and Lana Wachowski and stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter, an ordinary Earth maid who discovers she may be the heir to a powerful cosmic empire and Channing Tatum as her guardian, Caine, who must protect her from the other jealous would-be heirs […]

  • Supergirl’s Jimmy Olsen Has Been Cast, And Expect A Jimmy Like You’ve Never Seen Before

    Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 09:01 am GMT -4
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    Supergirl has found her pal, Jimmy Olsen, but this Jimmy will be like none you’ve ever seen before.  In the comics, Jimmy has been a caveman, a giant turtle monster, a stretchy super hero, a human porcupine and let’s not forget, Clark Kent’s wide-eyed, dorky photographer sidekick.  But get ready for Jimmy Olsen… ladies man?! […]

  • From Andy To Indy? Will Chris Pratt Be The New Indiana Jones?

    Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 09:20 pm GMT -4
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    He may have started out as the bumbling Andy Dwyer on the sitcom ‘Parks & Recreation,’ but with that show wrapping up, what better time for Chris Pratt to… oh, I don’t know, become a freakin’ MEGASTAR?  He’s already well on his way, having spearheaded one of last year’s highest grossing movies ‘Guardians of the […]

  • It Worked For ‘Transformers’: Hasbro Plans To Bring ‘GoBots’ To The Big Screen

    Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 04:17 pm GMT -4
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    It was one of the biggest– and most lopsided– rivalries of the 80s.  Both Hasbro and Tonka decided to import toys from Japan that featured a unique innovation– they could transform from vehicles into robots.  Hasbro’s line was dubbed ‘Transformers,’ while Tonka’s Hot Wheels-sized version were the ‘GoBots.’  At the end of the day, however, ‘Transformers’ […]

  • Fire Up Your Flying Car, ‘The Jetsons’ Are Zipping Onto The Big Screen

    Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Following in the footsteps of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ and ‘The Smurfs,’ Hanna Barbera’s classic animated sitcom ‘The Jetsons’ looks to be soaring into movie theaters, but unlike those other two, it will be as a completely animated movie. ‘The Jetsons’ originally aired from 1962 until 1963, in prime time and was intended as a […]

  • Vixen Joins The World Of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’… But In A Different Way

    Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Arrow’ was a smash hit when it debuted and that led to a spin-off ‘The Flash’ which is also a solid hit.  Both shows have introduced live action versions of many DC Comics characters, good and evil, to a wider audience than the comics ever could have.  Well, now there’s another hero joining this shared […]

  • Are Audiences Ready For An All-Male ‘Sailor Moon’? ‘Cute Earth Defense Club LOVE’ Has Arrived

    Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Other than that time a group of five burly, hairy guys with beards ran around the last con you went to in miniskirts and tiaras, have you ever wondered what the Sailor Scouts would look like as boys?  No?  Well, too bad it’s happened and anime fans are flocking to this fledgling series, dubbed ‘Cute […]

  • Damian Wayne, Super Robin?

    Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    In not so shocking news, Batman’s formerly dead son, Damian Wayne is once again alive.  You can’t keep a good tiny terror down and with his nasty attitude and snarky sense of humor, Damian became a breakout character, teamed up with Dick Grayson during a time when Bruce Wayne was believed to be dead.  The […]