Emilia Clarke rides her “dragon” behind the scenes of this week’s Game of Thrones. Image: YouTube

After seven seasons, last night’s Game of Thrones delivered on a big promise with one of its most masterful battle scenes ever. HBO just released this awesome 14-minute video detailing what it’s calling “The Loot Train Battle,” filled with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and so much more.


This detailed look at how Game of Thrones planned and plotted the sequence in which Daenerys Targaryen flies a dragon at the Lannister army and turns them to ashes will make your day almost as much as Sunday’s episode, “The Spoils of War,” made your weekend.

The amount of effects, props, people, and everything else that goes into a scene like this is impressive. But I think some of my favorite bits were seeing the different cameras used to get very fast moving footage that could simulate a dragon—one of those things you’d never think of while watching, but just works so perfectly within the episode. Oh, and that special effect that involved burning 20 people in one single shot. Jesus.

Read a bunch more about the fantastic episode in the links below.



Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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