Sci-fi fans are known for their devotion, and it’s not uncommon for us to go to almost insane lengths to get a peek at something early. The latest high-tech trick? Satellites.
Yes, a handful of Hunger Games fans turned to Google Earth in an effort to keep track of Catching Fire while it films in Georgia. Turns out the tribute parade and scenes set at the Quarter Quell Cornucopia were ongoing when the company’s satellites made their latest sweep, capturing a bird’s-eye view of the festivities.
You can thank @Whedonite96 and @starfishtony for all their hard work, as they tracked down the manmade beach in Clayton County that was actually used for beach volleyball in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Whether or not you’re a fan of spoilers, you’ve got to respect the devotion on display here. When directors are going so far as to put up massive trailers to scare away spectators (thank you, J.J. Abrams), fans are turning to technology to compensate. I don’t think even Abrams can beat Big Brother’s eye in the sky.
What’s your take on the high-tech spoiler game? Do you respect the effort, or wish fans would leave well enough alone and not try to kill the mystery?
Check out the Google Earth shots showing the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire below.