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 Traveller’s Wife
All the Star Trek films
All the Terminator films
Planet of the Apes
The Butterfly Effect
A Christmas Carol