The Terror Podcast – S01E01 “Go For Broke” and S01E02 “Gore”

David Troy and Vincent Minnucci cover each and every episode of The Terror in depth.  Inspired by a true story, The Terror centers on the British Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.

In 1845, the Royal Navy set sail on the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror to complete a crossing of the Northwest Passage, trying to make it through a blanket of ice in the Arctic. However, misfortunes at sea, including a sailor falling gravely ill and an accident on deck, cripple the expedition 200 miles away, and the captains have to make a risky decision in order to continue their voyage.

Eight months after Captain Franklin first steered the Erebus and the Terror into thick ice, the ships are still stuck. When summer comes, he sends out lead parties to figure out which direction the ice has melted. The men who trekked east find nothing, while the men to the west travel into dangerous territory and accidentally shoot an Inuit man, thinking he was a bear, but something killed one of their own.

  • Opening Scene
  • The Triumverate
    • Captain Francis Crozier
    • Sir John Franklin
    • Commander James Fitzjames
  • Dr. Henry Goodsir
    • David
    • Dr. Stanley’s bedside manner
    • David’s vision
  • Calamities
    • Man Overboard
    • The Rudder is stuck
    • Going down below
  • Flashing back
    • Applause at the theatre
  • A fateful decision
  • Eight months later?
  • Sending Out Lead Parties
  • Trying to make amends with Crozier
  • Crozier’s personal relationship with Franklin
  • Rum, Sodomy and perhaps the Lash?
  • Sharing their heritage
  • Reindeer on a boat
  • The Lead Parties
    • The first two find nothing positive
    • The second comes across the power of the ice
    • Meeting the natives (and shooting them)
    • Something is out there
  • Treating the Inuit Man
  • A warning
    • Tuunbaq

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