According to the Los Angeles Times, drone killers are devices used by the police among others “that can disable a drone in the sky and force it back to the ground.” It “looks like a gun” and “can be aimed like a rifle or a shotgun at a drone in the air. The 30-degree field of its beam and its range of almost half a mile make the target hard to miss.” According to Oceanside police Lt. Aaron Doyle “It won’t be used when someone complains about a neighbor flying a drone. It’s pretty much for a life-or-death situation, to save lives.” Or to prevent spoilers.
According to star Sophie Turner, who attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, the producers of ‘Game of Thrones’ has also turned to this high tech device to prevent paparazzi from sneaking photos from the set of the upcoming eighth and final season.
“If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool. It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.”
Because the production of ‘Game of Thrones’ has added roughly $200 million to the local economy in Belfast, the authorities are more than willing to work with the show in whatever manner it needs. That includes declaring shooting locations as “No Fly Zones.” Not only are drones verboten but so are planes and helicopters.
The show has also ditched old fashioned paper scripts with the cast forced to read them via a secure app. In July, Turner described that high tech process:
“We would have it on an app. We would get sent sides for the scene [we were shooting] the next day. So we would have to learn it all the day before. “And once you’ve read it, it disappears 24 hours later, and you can never access it again. It’s tighter than the White House security!”
‘Game of Thrones’ has had to deal with paparazzi for a number of years, which has been difficult to deter because much of the show is filmed outdoors. Interest in the upcoming season is even more intense because it is the last. But it seems like the show’s creators are determined to keep as much under wraps as they can until it arrives next year.
Source: Entertainment Weekly