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Game of Thrones Used Drone-Killing Tech to Prevent Leaks

by Brandon Russell | October 11, 2018October 11, 2018 7:30 am PDT

To prevent spies from spoiling the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO allegedly utilized “drone killers” to be on stand-by during shooting—and, no, they didn’t use Drogon to reign hellfire.

Instead, the crew on set would use an electronic device capable of disabling drones mid-flight, making them inoperable and therefore unable to relay spoilers back to paparazzi.

The tidbit came by way of actor Sophie Turner, who revealed the news last week.

“If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool,” Turner explained. “It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.”

The device capable of grounding drones is said to have the appearance of a gun and has a range of nearly half a mile, making it difficult for people to spy on the show’s set.

In addition to enlisting these so-called drone killers, it was reported HBO also used disappearing scripts, Mission: Impossible-style. With the highly anticipated show not expected to return until next year, you can understand why HBO is so protective of spoilers.

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Brandon’s first memory of geek culture is watching Back to the Future over and over and over. From there he fell in love with Star Wars, video...