#1 China ban films and TV shows featuring time travel04-16-2011, 10:00 AMShows 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 Traveller’s Wife
All the Star Trek films
All the Terminator films
Planet of the Apes
The Butterfly Effect
A Christmas Carol
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04-16-2011, 11:06 AM
I feel better knowing flux capacitors will not be Made In China.
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perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
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04-16-2011, 01:47 PM
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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?
04-16-2011, 08:00 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
04-17-2011, 11:43 PM
Zaaaaap! I just came back and I stil like Dim Sum!!
Oh yeah, bummer what I showd them about gunpowder!
: “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
” I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
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