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China bans depiction of time travel

Great Scott! China ban films and TV shows featuring time travel (just in case anyone wants to rewrite history)

By Richard Hartley-parkinson
Last updated at 2:19 PM on 15th April 2011

Shows that feature time travel have been effectively banned by the Chinese government after it issued new rules for TV and film directors.

In the latest crackdown on dissent, authorities want its citizens to uphold the country's values and not promote anything that would re-write history.
Chinese censors issued guidance to the film and television industry, which producers would be unwise to ignore if they want to stay on air.



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Time travel is on the list of activities that have been banned for scriptwriters and directors since March 31 that includes reincarnation and feudal superstitions.
The guidance is for makers of TV programmes from the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) that would make films like Back to the Future and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure contraband material.


Outlining the reason for it's decision to ban time travel, the Chinese government said: 'Producers and writers are treating serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore.'
FILMS BANNED IN CHINA


Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Back to the Future
The Time Travellerís Wife
12 monkeys
All the Star Trek films
All the Terminator films
Planet of the Apes
The Butterfly Effect
Austin Powers
A Christmas Carol

It added that the ban applies to films that contain 'fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and even a lack of positive thinking.'
'The government says TV dramas shouldn't have characters that travel back in time and rewrite history,' said CNN's Eunice Yoon.
'They also say that myth, superstitions and reincarnation are all questionable.'
It also means that TV series like Dr Who, Star Trek and the X-Files are now banned along with the film Terminator.
The new ruling comes as the Communist party (CPC) prepares for its 90th anniversary in power, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

SARFT issued the guidance telling film makers they must 'Follow the central spirit of the CPC to celebrate its 90th anniversary on television.



Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: If it was remade in China cinemagoers would see the pair spend 90 minutes in a phone booth not doing very much

'All levels should actively prepare to launch vivid reproductions of the Chinese revolution, the nationís construction and its reform and opening up.'
The film and television arm of the government reports directly to China's cabinet, the State Council.
It has the power to pull the plug on any Chinese film or television series whenever and wherever it wishes.

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No wonder their population is so high. The telly is crap.
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Most of the movies are pretty old.
Banning them now is a kind of time travel too.
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Re: China bans depiction of time travel

Looks like they have no bigger problems to solve, then.
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Re: China bans depiction of time travel

why the ban, people manage well by themselves..

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