Blast from the past no more

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.


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3 Responses to Blast from the past no more

  1. Frank Hatch says:

    Time Travel for Individuals – not Governments:

    To break the restriction of a linear time sequence, the Lost need empirical data – uncorrupted, honest data. However, the Lost have filtered all their data with a scientific-religious presumption: a finite universe with a finite number of dimensions.

    The Lost do not understand, nor do they perceive their conflict with the infinite Universe and the infinite number of dimensions…

    “…nothing can be added to it,
    nor anything taken from it…”

    Best Regards,

    Frank Hatch
    Initial Mass Displacements

  2. Frank Hatch says:

    Individuals vs. Governments:

    Governments have no imagination; they are locked into a limited, governable analysis. By restricting their dialectical analysis to a linear time sequence, the primary governmental concern is the acceptance of their historical data as the truth. However, imaginative individuals are able to treat such truncated “data” as variables. Such “disrespect” for governmental data is any totalitarian’s nightmare: the first crack in the official justification of dominance over individuals.

    Best Regards.

    Frank Hatch
    Initial Mass Displacements

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