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bijou
04-16-2011, 09:00 AM
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. ... 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.'


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.'


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


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376771/Great-Scott-China-bans-time-travel-cinema-TV.html#ixzz1JgsR1oQh

JB
04-16-2011, 10:06 AM
I feel better knowing flux capacitors will not be Made In China.

FlaGator
04-16-2011, 12:05 PM
I feel better knowing flux capacitors will not be Made In China.

Taiwan has the market on those.

Novaheart
04-16-2011, 12:47 PM
time travel

Let's not be too quick to dismiss the logic.

Right now, here in the US, we have a crisis of truth in the national discussion from classrooms to internet bulletin boards. The idea that everything is a matter of perspective is pervasive. The idea that there are no facts, merely that the victor has written the history is destructive.

When you quote a department of Justice statistic, and a college stupid gives you the bipolar look of condescending disbelief, because those stats are in conflict with the philosophy he has chosen to embrace, you have a symptom of a crisis of truth.

A government taking a stand against superstition, against a daydreaming mentality in which ones perception stay in flux, a stand for realism and hard data might not be a bad thing. When you look at the aspirations of American youth, actor, model, pop star, athlete, ersatz athlete... do you see the fiber that built this country from a collection of Virginian adventurers to an international powerhouse?

Odysseus
04-16-2011, 07:00 PM
Let's not be too quick to dismiss the logic.

Right now, here in the US, we have a crisis of truth in the national discussion from classrooms to internet bulletin boards. The idea that everything is a matter of perspective is pervasive. The idea that there are no facts, merely that the victor has written the history is destructive.

When you quote a department of Justice statistic, and a college stupid gives you the bipolar look of condescending disbelief, because those stats are in conflict with the philosophy he has chosen to embrace, you have a symptom of a crisis of truth.

A government taking a stand against superstition, against a daydreaming mentality in which ones perception stay in flux, a stand for realism and hard data might not be a bad thing. When you look at the aspirations of American youth, actor, model, pop star, athlete, ersatz athlete... do you see the fiber that built this country from a collection of Virginian adventurers to an international powerhouse?

It's not the government's job to decide what is real and hard data. That's a totalitarian mindset.

The reason that China doesn't want these kinds of movies and TV shows is that it doesn't want other people rewriting history. That's their monopoly.

Articulate_Ape
04-16-2011, 07:33 PM
I feel better knowing flux capacitors will not be Made In China.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :D

eagleexpress
04-17-2011, 10:37 PM
I don't see what they are so afraid of it is insane

patriot45
04-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Zaaaaap! I just came back and I stil like Dim Sum!!
Oh yeah, bummer what I showd them about gunpowder!

And spaghetti!