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China bans time travel plots from TV and film

04.14.2011

As much as I would like to ban most time travel plots from movies because more often than not they create inordinate amounts of plot holes, China is ACTUALLY BANNING TIME TRAVEL from movies and TV shows in the country, albeit for very different reasons.

It sounds like a joke, but China can, and has had very loopy standards about media for a long time now. I can understand not wanting to be cast as a pure evil superpower in the RED DAWN remake and complaining about that, but this? It's a tad loco.

Here's the official word from China's State Administration for Radio, Film and Television:

"The producers and writers are treating the serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore."

They “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.”

Too many "weird plots" huh? Oh China, you so silly.

Extra Tidbit: I'm assuming PRIMER didn't get a Chinese release, but going by this rule, if you watched it you'd probably be executed for witnessing too weird of a plot.
Source: Time

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