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Attack of the Drones.
The world got its first video look at a set from Star Wars: Episode VII this week thanks to an unmanned aerial drone and some ground-level snooping.
YouTube user 3dlp posted the two-and-a-half-minute video, which shows extras running around near a half-built Millenium Falcon and two X-wing starfighters. The footage is from Greenham Common, a former airbase that is now a public park about 50 miles west of London.
“We managed to lose contact between the drone and receiver unit twice during this clip,” wrote the uploader. “Oh, and don’t forget… Many Bothan’s [sic] died to bring you this information.”
If you want a closer look at the set, you’re in luck. Rick Lawrence, a resident of nearby Kingsclere, shot these videos of extras filming.
Star Wars: Episode VII is directed by J.J. Abrams and will be released on Dec. 18, 2015.
Screengrab via YouTube video
Eric Geller is a politics reporter who focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption, and privacy. A former staff writer at the Daily Dot, Geller joined Politico in June 2016, where he's focused on policymaking at the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department, and the Commerce Department.