Articles by Anna Pinkert


Emmy Awards as They Should Be

With the nomination deadline fast approaching for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, Spinoff's Anna Pinkert thinks it's time for an overhaul and suggests some new categories (and potential winners) that might better reflect the TV-watching experience.


Game of Thrones Breaks Piracy Records (and That May Be Good)

HBO's hit fantasy Game of Thrones is the most-pirated show on television today. White that may not be sustainable for the cable channel in the long run, right now it seems to be contributing to the "cultural buzz" surrounding the highly addictive series.


Who Will Be the Next Doctor?

With the announcement that Matt Smith will exit Doctor Who following the Christmas special, speculation turns to who should succeed him as the Twelfth Doctor, who what kind of Time Lord he (or she) might be.


What Reaction to Game of Thrones Scene Tells Us About Fandom

It's been virtually impossible to view blogs or social media this week without encountering histrionic reactions to Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, putting into stark contrast one of the differences between fans of the TV series and fans of the books.


7 Don't-Miss Summer TV Shows

From the Brian K. Vaughan adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome to Dwayne Johnson's new reality competition The Hero, Spinoff offers recommendations for don't-miss summer television viewing.


When Music Makes the TV Show

Although more attention is given to motion picture soundtracks, Spinoff's Anna Pinkert considers four television series that were partly defined by their musical scores.


Doctor Who: John Hurt as ... Who?

The big surprise of Doctor Who's season finale was the introduction of veteran actor John Hurt as "the Doctor." But what the heck does that mean? Spinoff's Anna Pinkert considers the possibilities.


Has Star Trek Changed Its Mission?

With J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, the long-running franchise is less interested in exploring new worlds, and weighing moral choices, and more focused on blowing things up.

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