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

  • Did You Catch These ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Easter Eggs In ‘Rogue One’?

    Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Did you catch the Easter Eggs in ‘Rogue One’ in reference to the current animated series ‘Star Wars: Rebels’?  They were in there and this marks the first time a concentrated effort was made to connect the live action films to the animated shows. But as ‘Rebels’ executive producer Dave Filoni said: “None of the things […]

  • Gal Gadot Responds To U.N. Wonder Woman Ban: “That’s Not Fair”

    Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 04:30 pm GMT -5
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    Gal Gadot, the big screen Wonder Woman, was on hand in October when the United Nations held a ceremony to honor the female empowerment symbol as an honorary ambassador for gender equality.  But less than two months later, the U.N. has ended this partnership following protests that the character is too provocative.  Gadot, who is […]

  • Jason David Frank Is NOT In The New ‘Power Rangers’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Don’t believe everything you read online.  Blake Foster, who played Justin Stewart the Blue Turbo Ranger posted a message that Jason David Frank would be appearing in the upcoming ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ and that makes total sense, considering that Frank is probably the most popular cast member in the series, having originated as Tommy Oliver […]

  • David Bowie Was “Too Busy” To Play Gandalf In The ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Trilogy

    Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    2016 pretty much sucked.  The world lost many beloved greats, including the Thin White Duke, himself, David Bowie.  Bowie made an indelible impression with his music, but also dabbled in acting.  Who can forget his turn as Jareth the Goblin King in ‘Labyrinth’?  But he may have had the chance to appear in a series of […]

  • Weekend Box Office (12/16-12/18): ‘Star Wars’ Goes ‘Rogue’ At The Box Office

    Posted Monday, December 19th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    If there were any questions as to whether a ‘Star Wars’ movie that wasn’t a direct part of the main saga could succeed, well ‘Rogue One’ proved that one could and did.  This “anthology” film Forced its way to a $155M opening.  It falls a tad short of ‘The Force Awakens’, but that was part of […]

  • Tilda Swinton Reached Out To Margaret Cho Re: ‘Doctor Strange’ Racial Controversy; Read Their Emails Here

    Posted Monday, December 19th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Doctor Strange’ has done fantastically at the box office, taking in over $224M domestically and it’s still in wide release.  But before the film came out, it was embroiled in another round of “whitewashing” controversy, over the casting of Caucasian actor Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, a character typically depicted as an Tibetan man in […]

  • Josh Boone Pitched ‘New Mutants’ As A Trilogy; Discusses Demon Bear

    Posted Monday, December 19th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Just weeks ago, we learned that one possible villain in the upcoming ‘New Mutants’ movie is Demon Bear, a nightmarish figure from early issues of the comic series written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by the innovative Bill Sienkiewicz, a run that director Josh Boone points to as a major inspiration on his film interpretation. “[As kids] […]

  • FX Unveils A New Promo Photo Of Aubrey Plaza From ‘Legion’

    Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    FX’s new ‘Legion’ series premieres in February and though it is loosely based on the character David Haller from the ‘X-Men’ comics, it’s clear just from the few images and clips revealed, that this take is a pretty far cry from the twisted son of Professor Charles Xavier. In anticipation, FX has released a new […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7B Trailer Hints That Rick And The Crew Will ‘Rise Up’

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses the midseason finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Seven.  If you are behind, you may want to skip this for now… but come back after you’ve seen it! Change is coming on ‘The Walking Dead’.  After Negan beat Glenn and Abraham to death in front of the rest of “the […]

  • Upcoming Annuals Match DC Superheroes With Hanna Barbera Stars

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    March 2017 will contain three Wednesdays, which means that on that third Wednesday, none of DC’s regular monthly and twice-monthly title will ship, so to fill the void, DC announced that it will release four annuals for its current Hanna-Barbera subline, which takes classic characters and concepts from the prolific animators but has reinvented them […]

  • Steve Zahn Discusses His First Foray Into Mo-Cap Performance For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Steve Zahn has been a familiar face for decades, ever since making his big screen debut in 1994′s grunge-era classic ‘Reality Bites’.  Ever since, he has often popped up as the comedic sidekick in dozens of movies and TV shows.  And while he has done voice work, such as in the ‘Stuart Little’ movies, ‘Dr. […]

  • George Takei Is ‘Eager’ To ‘See What They’ll Do’ With Anthony Rapp’s Gay ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Character

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Roughly two weeks ago, word emerged that screen/stage vet Anthony Rapp had been added to the cast of ‘Star Trek Discovery’ as Lt. Stamets an “astromycologist” science officer on board the Discovery.  Lt. Stamets will also be the first openly gay ‘Star Trek’ character on a TV series.  He would have been the first period, except for the […]

  • Netflix Announces A Mysterious New Series ‘The OA’, Coming… FRIDAY!

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Most prime time shows just aired their mid-season finales, but here comes Netflix to the rescue.  In an unique movie, the streaming service just announced the debut of a mysterious new series entitled ‘The OA’ which is set to premiere… Friday! Yes, there has been nary a peep about this show, minus some cryptic clips […]

  • David Ayer Reteams With Margot Robbie… Not For A ‘Birds Of Prey’ Movie But ‘Gotham City Sirens’

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Margot Robbie’s turn as Harley Quinn wasn’t just the standout of Warner Brothers’ ‘Suicide Squad’ but was one of the breakout performances of the year and it was no surprise when WB announced that Robbie was getting her own movie, with Robbie also serving as executive producer.  Initial reports were that the film would focus […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ EP Gale Anne Hurd Discusses The Midseason 7 Deaths

    Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT: The following article discusses the events of ‘The Walking Dead’ midseason 7 finale.  If you are behind, you may want to skip this until you catch up. The events of most season and midseason finales on ‘The Walking Dead’ vary, but there’s almost always one constant: Someone dies.  Often more than one someone. […]