|Date(s):||March 25, 2018 - May 21, 2018|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||IMDB Wikipedia|
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The Terror is a TV show that ran on AMC for a 10 episode limited series in 2018. The show is based off the 2007 novel of the same name by Dan Simmons, which is in turn a fictionalized account of Franklin's lost expedition.
The Terror follows the crews of the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus on their lost expedition in the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845–1848. In addition to facing starvation, lead exposure, scurvy, the threat of mutiny, and other realistic dangers of the Arctic, the crew also faces a supernatural beast, known as Tuunbaq, hunting them.
- Sir John Franklin, played by Ciarán Hinds - Captain
- James Fitzjames, played by Tobias Menzies - Commander
- Henry Collins, played by Trystan Gravelle - Lieutenant
- Dr. Stephen S. Stanley, played by Alistair Petrie - Surgeon
- Harry Goodsir, played by Paul Ready - Assistant Surgeon
- John Bridgens, played by John Lynch - Subordinate Officers' Steward
- John Morfin, played by Anthony Flanagan - Able Seaman
- Captain Francis Crozier, played by Jared Harris - Captain
- Edward Little, played by Matthew McNulty - Lieutenant
- George Hodgson, played by Christos Lawton- Lieutenant
- John Irving, played by Ronan Raftery - Lieutenant
- Thomas Blanky, played by Ian Hart - Ice Master
- Dr. Alexander McDonald, played by Charles Edwards - Assistant Surgeon
- Henry Peglar, played by Kevin Guthrie - Captain of the Foretop
- Cornelius Hickey, played by Adam Nagaitis - Caulker's Mate
- Thomas Jopson, played by Liam Garrigan - Captain's Steward
- William Gibson, played by Edward Ashley - Subordinate Officers' Steward
- Sergeant Solomon Tozer, played by David Walmsley - Sergeant
- Lady Silence | Silna, played by Nive Nielsen
- Sophia Cracroft, played by Sian Brooke
- Lady Jane Franklin, played by Greta Scacchi
The show returned for a second season as an anthology series with The Terror: Infamy, which is based on the internment of Japanese-Americans in the United States during World War II.
The show has a small fandom that is moderately active considering the limited scope of the canon. The fandom is quite slash heavy, likely due to the small number of female characters as a result of the historical naval setting, and has a relatively high percentage of works with an Explicit or Mature rating on AO3. In 2018 the fandom was nominated for Yuletide and had 15 works written for it. The most popular pairings in the fandom are Captain Francis Crozier/Commander James Fitzjames and Thomas Jopson/Lt Edward Little, and works featuring Cornelius Hickey are also quite popular. There have been very few fanworks created for The Terror: Infamy.
- 12 Days of Carnivale - A fanworks challenge that ran from December 13 to the 24th, 2018, and had a themed prompt for each of the twelve days. Works were collected on a tumblr blog and an AO3 collection.
- Crozier/Jopson Fest 2021 - A fest for the ship Francis Crozier/Thomas Jopson.
- Fall Fitzier Exchange - An exchange for the ship the ship Francis Crozier/James Fitzjames that ran in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
- Halloween Terrorfest 2019 - A Halloween-themed fanworks challenge that ran from October 19 to 31, 2019.
- Hickeyshipping - An exchange for fics shipping the character Cornelius Hickey that ran in 2020 and 2022.
- Lieutenant and Sergeant Gift Exchange - An exchange for the ship Edward Little/Solomon Tozer that ran in 2021.
- Medical Malpractice March - A fest that ran in March 2022 focusing on the characters Stephen Stanley, Harry D. S. Goodsir, Alexander McDonald, and John Peddie.
- The Terror Big Bang - A yearly big bang challenge.
- The Terror Reverse Bang - A Reverse Bang challenge that ran in 2023.
- The Terror Bingo - A bingo challenge for fanworks with a posting period that goes from November 1 to March 31. The challenge ran in 2019, 2020, and 2021
- The Terror Body Positivity Festival - A festival created to be a celebration of all kinds of bodies.
- The Terror Rare Pair Week - A fanworks challenge for rarepairs in the fandom that has a prompt for each day of the challenge and ran in 2019, 2021, and 2022.
- @terror_exe Flash Fest - A fest for fics based on prompts generated by the terror_exe twitter bot. Ran in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
- Tomfest 2021 - A fest for fics about characters named Tom.
- Trans Terror Week - A fest for fanworks dealing with themes of gender.
- Bang Mas Fest - A Taco Bell-themed flash fest which was open February 13-19, 2023.
- Terror Tracks - A week-long fest with daily prompts for 8tracks-style playlists. More than 300(!) playlists were submitted.
- Brave New Worlds - an anthology fanzine focusing on Alternate Universe fanworks. AO3 collection.
- Captain & Commander - An anthology fanzine containing fic and art devoted to the ship Francis Crozier/James Fitzjames, published in 2019.
- Love in the Time of Scurvy - An anthology fanzine focusing on romantic and platonic relationships between characters. AO3 collection.
- The Terror Pin-Up Calendar has produced editions featuring the work of different artists, writers, and mods in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
- The Terror Tarot was a crowdfunded full tarot deck featuring fanart.
- Terror Stitching is a project in which fans create textile artworks based on lines from the show. Collaboratively, they have done two monologues from the show spoken by Hodgson and Blanky.
Archives & Fannish Links
- The Terror works at AO3
- terrorkinkmeme - A kinkmeme for the fandom.
- The Cold Boys Fandom Hub - A fandom resource collection.