I decided to do a set of mini interviews with people I’ve interacted with and have extraordinary backgrounds. Many I’ve met via Facebook and many I’ll meet when I attend SDCC for the first time this July. Next up is Action Flick Chick herself, Katrina Hill!
Name: Katrina Hill
Online handle: ActionChick (twitter) or else known as Action Flick Chick
Site: Action Flick Chick
“Age”: over 9,000
Favorite book: The Hunger Games right now.
Favorite Movie: Tremors
L: You’re one of the internet’s most loved action loving gals who shares a piece of her mind each time she reviews a movie, as well as help run GeekNation, in between the pieces you do for MTVGeek and your own blog. How do you find time for it all?
KH: I wonder that myself sometimes and then I realized…I basically have no social life! I wake up and get on the computer and work on things pretty much all day (with the occasional food and workout break, of course). I really enjoy what I do though so I don’t mind not going out every night to do something. The computer has become my way of socializing through Twitter/Facebook. I love interacting with my pals all over the world through these outlets.
L: You’re also writing and starring in a web series called Geek and Gamers Anonymous. Any details about that you’d like to share?
KH: GAGA is about three girls addicted to gaming so they join an addiction support group for geeks and gamers. It’s meant to be a funny, geeky webseries. My goal is to release it before SDCC in July. GAGA has been a really fun and also frustrating project to work on. It has definitely not been easy, and I’ve experienced a lot of road blocks and speed bumps along the way. I believe it’ll all be worth it once it’s out on the internet though. The trailer can be found at GeekAnon.com.
L: Since you seem constantly doing something amazingly cool, what kind of projects do you have in the works?
KH: There’s GAGA, and then I just finished writing a book called “Action Movie Freak.” It is a book filled with action movie reviews, tons of colored pictures, and a few other tidbits. My goal for the book is for it to act as sort of a guide for people. It contains different categories and the best films of each category that people should make sure and watch. Not all great action movies are in the book, but all the movies in there are great. I only had so much room and one of the hardest parts of writing the book was deciding which ones I had to leave out. It should be out in November of this year and is already up on Amazon for pre-order. It will be a fun read full of 110% more explosions than most books. Hopefully it’ll remind people of why action films are so fun.
I am also working with Clare Kramer and company on their new website that will be starting soon, GeekNation. It’s going to be a one stop shop where you can find all the latest geeky news and reviews. There will also be original webseries, podcasts, and other shows that will be rolling out on their Youtube channel soon. Everyone can go to the website now and join the nation for updates. There are some fantastic things coming to the website very soon.
L: Everyone has a science fiction property that means the world to them, be it Star Wars, Back to the Future, or even E.T. What’s yours?
KH: I love, love, love Firefly. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has also wormed it’s way into my heart. I love that show and just like Firefly, it was just getting to the best part when it was cancelled. Argh! Oh, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
L: Who DOESN’T love Firefly! You’re always very interactive with your legions of Twitter followers. Starting up, did you think you’d blow up this big? Has being this internet sensation brought you encounters that left you star struck?
KH: I never thought I’d have so many followers! I just joined for fun and to promote my website every now and then. Twitter has definitely created many awesome opportunities for me. Meeting Stan Lee at a party I was invited to through Twitter is probably the moment that had me the most excited and almost speechless.
L: I ask this question of everyone, so be honest: If aliens landed in front of you and, in exchange for anything you desire, offered you any position on their planet, what position would you want? I know I’d crap my pants.
KH: I’d want to be their Optimus Prime.