The time has come to enforce the future AND past at the same time.
Yes, that’s right. China has banned time travel outright. No more dreaming, no more ‘what if’s … it’s against the law.
copy of The Screening Room brief article here:
In one of the most baffling policy decisions since the Great Leap Forward, the Chinese government has taken steps to prevent great leaps backwards, reportedly banning the depiction of time travel in film and television. According to rigourously verified sources a bunch of sites on the internet, bureaucrats with nothing better to do have decided that fictional accounts of people traveling through time are something that the people of China can do well without.
Apparently this genre of fiction (think Quantum Leap but less awesome) is quite popular in China right now – evidently a little too popular.
China’s General Bureau of Radio, Film and Television had this to say:
“The time-travel drama is becoming a hot theme for TV and films. But its content and the exaggerated performance style are questionable. Many stories are totally made-up and are made to strain for an effect of novelty. The producers and writers are treating the serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore.”
As you may have noticed, one of the main complaints is that many of these stories are “made-up.” We’ll keep you updated, but there’s no word yet on whether non-fictional accounts of time travel are still allowed.