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Chinese censors say no more time travel on TV

A lot of people were pissed off at the end of Lost. Apparently, the Chinese government didn’t like the time travel elements of the show, as they “have issued new guidelines that all but ban TV dramas featuring time travel” according to The New York Times.

In a statement (available here in Chinese) dated March 31, the State Administration for Radio, Film & Television said that TV dramas that involve characters traveling back in time “lack positive thoughts and meaning.” The guidelines discouraging this type of show said that some “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.”

I guess no TV adaptations of Back to the Future for China.