|Creator:||Stephen J. Cannell (TV), Joe Carnahan (Movie)|
|Medium:||Television series & movie|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||Wikipedia, AO3, FF.Net|
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The A-Team is an American television show that ran for five seasons from 1983 to 1987.
Framed for a crime they didn't commit, four Vietnam vets survive in the Los Angeles underground by being heroes for hire.
Nominated for three primetime Emmys, the show left a definite mark on '80s culture with its signature explosions and violence that rarely killed anyone, quotable dialogue, and the impressions left by the stars. It remains an active fandom, largely supported by fans in the UK.
In 2010, the fandom got a boost from the release of a full-length feature film, which altered the canon of the show by resetting the character's backgrounds, modernizing and updating them to be Iraq War veterans with a completely different set up as to: a) why they were on the run b) who they were running from and c) how they met, among other changes.
Originally a traditional, zine-based fandom, the fandom migrated to the Internet. The fandom received a noticeable boost in popularity due to the surprising quality of the film. The ATeam Lending Library operates to enable net-based fans to access offline material.
Two main archives exist for the show:
- A-Team Fanfiction Archives
- The A-Team Slash Archive, which is currently inactive for submissions, but still accessible.
- The A-Slash Archive
- TAT Fanfic Directory
Three mailing lists are also active:
- The Virtual Asylum
- The A-Team Story Board, a beta-reading and critique list
- The A-Slash, a slash list for the fandom.
- The A-Team Fanfic Mailing List was popular in the day.
- On The Jazz ran regular email digest issues during the 1990s.
The main slash pairing is Face/Murdock, although other pairings exist. A second, popular pairing is Face/Hannibal. In some stories, both gen and slash, Hannibal is seen as a father figure for the other men.
There is a distinct but small presence of A-Team fans on LiveJournal:
- The A-Team Overview; archive link by Lacey McBain at crack_van (2006)
- Face/Murdock of The A-Team; archive link, a ship manifesto by lamardeuse and brooklinegirl (2004)
- Rekindling the A-Team love.; archive link by lamardeuse, reaction to the 2010 movie (2010)
- See also: Category:The A-Team Zines
- The A-Team Appreciation Society Newsletter
- Baracus News
- Dwight Schultz Fanclub Newsletter
- On the Jazz
- The Cannell Files (letterzine)
Gen & Het
- A is for Action
- The A-Files (A-Team/X-Files/Nowhere Man crossover, Sockii Press, 1996)
- A-Team Collection
- Airwaves (multifandom)
- Airwaves Multi-Media Special
- About Face
- The Agony Column 1 (multifandom)
- Amare 4 (multifandom)
- The A-Team File
- A-Team Through Time
- The Cannell Files (multifandom)
- Closed for Remodeling
- Deadly Maneuvers
- Dark Matters
- Distasis 1 (multifandom)
- The Dwight Papers
- Enigma 13 (multifandom)
- Face Collection
- Face the Enemy
- Face the Music
- Face to Face
- Face Value
- Frak 5, 6, 7, 9 (multifandom)
- Green Eggs and Ham 1 (multimedia)
- Hannibal Collection
- Heroes' Plight 1, 3 (multifandom)
- The Karenina Continuity Chronicles 2 (multifandom)
- Losing Face
- Masters of the Jazz
- Media Rare (multifandom)
- More Than Just a Team
- Murdock Collection
- Nightmare - Rita R.
- Open for Business
- The Osiris Files (multifandom)
- The Paladins Affair (multifandom)
- Plans, Scams and Vans
- Private Debriefing
- Refractions 3 (multimedia)
- Return of Scenario (multifandom)
- Saving Face
- SCAM Presents
- Scenario (multifandom)
- Slap in the Face
- Suffering Heroes (multifandom)
- Tales from TAT
- Tee Off
- Where Were You?!
- A Frisky to Remember (multifandom)
- Beneath the SurFace
- Going Home
- If Only - lamardeuse
- Just a Handful of Men
- Leading a Horse to Water - Flipper
- Long Range Patrol
- One Way or Another (multimedia)
- Ripples of Jamestown
- Slash Collection
- Two's Company
- The A-Team Slash Archive
- The A-Team Fanfic Directory
- The A-Team Story Board
- The A-Slash
- As of 15 April 2017, there are 287 works of 680 total works in The A-Team (2010) tagged Templeton "Faceman" Peck/John "Hannibal" Smith, versus 101 tagged H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock/Templeton "Faceman" Peck.
- A-Team Prompts
- A-Team Kink
- A-Team Fanfic