|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.
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.
- 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
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
- Where's That A-Team Fic; archive link
- A-Team Fic; archive link
- Lani's A-Team Fan Fic List; archive link
- A-Team Fan Fiction ; archive link
- The Virtual Asylum
- The A-Team Story Board; archive link
- The A-Slash; archive link
- 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.