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Q & A with A. C. Crispin #9

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:08 am

ONBC: I am wondering with the mystique around Teague and hearing his first name as Edward, were you letting us wonder if dear old Dad may have been Blackbeard himself? I really had never heard Teague’s first name before (or missed it), so had not made the connection before. That and the doggie keeper of the key living a good long life.

Ann: I never envisioned Teague as being Blackbeard. I knew that Blackbeard’s real name was Edward “Teach” or, sometimes, “Thatch” in the historical accounts. He was never referred to as “Teague.” I got the name “Edward Teague” from the preliminary cast list for On Stranger Tides, from a news article about them gearing up for “On Stranger Tides.” This was many months before the script was even produced for the film.

As for the long-lived pooch…sea turtles, mate. Sea turtles. ;-)
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Unread postby Theresa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:41 pm

Ann: As for the long-lived pooch…sea turtles, mate. Sea turtles. ;-)

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Unread postby Liz » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:24 am

I thought so too. :biglaugh: :cool:
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Unread postby moviemom » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:25 am

I've read about pirates and never thought that Teague and "Teach" could be the same pirate, but it's a good question. Funny about the poochie! Sea turtles always save the day and he also knows how to dog paddle. :grin:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:52 am

Why is Teague not really directly mentioned as Jack's father in the book?
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Unread postby Theresa » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:23 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Why is Teague not really directly mentioned as Jack's father in the book?

It's a neat little hook to the story, but I'm curious, too.

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Unread postby Jackslady » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:16 pm

Yes, the Jack/Teague dynamic is fascinating to me. I actually like that we aren't told everything though! It's nice to be able to try and fill in the blanks for one's self sometimes.....
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Unread postby gemini » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:32 pm

Yes, I read the same, that Blackbeard was Edward Teach, Thatch, and even Edward Drummond, but have read a lot of fan chat over time about the films where they wondered if Teague was Blackbeard. When I saw that Teague had the first name Edward I wondered, as did the young fans, if the scene writers may have considered it. Obviously they didn’t pursue it since both were in the last pirate film. That and Keith likely would rather do a fun cameo than play Blackbeard. :lol: I have noticed a young fan whose handle is Edward Teague Blackbeard. Jr. :biggrin:
I still do wonder about the mystique around Teague and the fact that his name was not Edward Sparrow. :perplexed: :-)
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Unread postby ac crispin » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:18 pm

TPOF was completed before there was a script for OST, so the Jack-Teague relationship I worked off of was based on their relationship as shown in AWE. Strained, in other words.

I was told by Disney that Teague is indeed Jack's dad, but that they weren't stating this specifically, so I couldn't actually say it. So I edged around it in TPOF the same way they edged around it in AWE.

Of course, in OST, they decided to come out and be upfront about it. Grrrrrr!

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Unread postby Theresa » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:26 pm

ac crispin wrote:Of course, in OST, they decided to come out and be upfront about it. Grrrrrr!

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:lol: Well, not saying it right upfront really worked in your story, Ann.

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Re: Q & A with A. C. Crispin #9

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:20 pm

Ann, thanks for the explanation. Makes total sense, although I'm sure frustrating for you!
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