China Censors Television Dramas Featuring Time Travel

“Palace” a Chinese television program strongly features time travel. Image via YouTube.

In what may come as bad news to any Chinese Dr. Who fans, the country’s television censors have just established new guidelines that almost completely ban any dramas that feature time travel.

Censors say that shows featuring time travel “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.”

In addition, the ban seems to have come in response to a number of currently popular Chinese programs including “Palace” a program about a woman who falls in love with a Qing dynasty painting, and then travels back in time to fall in love with a number of princes. Sounds pretty entertaining!

Watch a clip from “Palace” after the break.



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