by: Austin Welch source: TV Guide
According to a report by TV Guide, China’s State Administration for Radio, Film, & Television has taken the liberty of banning any programming that involves plots in which characters travel through time. In a statement, the SARFT said that:
…fictional time-traveling in programs “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation. Producers and writers are treating serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore.
Apparently, the ruling Communist Party in China – which celebrates its 90th year this year – agrees with Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth’s estimation that “time travel is no laughing matter.” What are these guys afraid of? That by using their imaginations, creating alternate realities, perhaps the people will rise up and revolt against their oppressive government? Nah…
Because of this, the Chinese public cannot enjoy classic franchises such as Back To The Future, Terminator, even harmless Bill & Ted. What happened China? You used to be cool.