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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 EDT

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.




Brandon Russell

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