The A-Team

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Name: The A-Team
Abbreviation(s): AT, TAT
Creator: Stephen J. Cannell (TV)
Joe Carnahan (Film)
Date(s): January 23, 1983 – March 8, 1987 (series)
June 11, 2010 (films)
Medium: Television Series & Film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: at IMDb (series)
at Wikipedia (series)
at IMDb (film)
at Wikipedia (film)
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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.

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 film. The ATeam Lending Library‎‎ operates to enable net-based fans to access offline material.


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.

In fanworks based on the 2010 movie, Face/Hannibal appears to have eclipsed Face/Murdock in popularity.[1] The Hannibal/BA/Murdock/Face polyship, also called H-BAMF, also gained popularity.



See also: Category:The A-Team Zines


The A-Team Appreciation Society Newsletter | Baracus News | The D.B. News (Dirk Benedict fan club newsletter) | Dwight Schultz Fanclub Newsletter | On the Jazz | Ruckus in Madoc County (Dirk Benedict fan club newsletter) | SCAM | Starnet | On the Jazz (electronic)


Gen & Het Fiction Zines

A is for Action | The A-Files (A-Team/X-Files/Nowhere Man crossover) | 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 | 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 | Sidewinder | Suffering Heroes (multifandom) | Tales from TAT | Tee Off | Where Were You?!

Slash Fiction Zines

Aftermath | A Frisky to Remember (multifandom) | Beneath the SurFace | Going Home | If Only | Just a Handful of Men | Leading a Horse to Water | Long Range Patrol | One Way or Another (multimedia) | Outrage | Ripples of Jamestown | Slash Collection | Two's Company | Wild Jazz

Example Fanworks



Mailing Lists

Archives, Communities & Resources


  1. ^ 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.