Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Specialty: SARFT Knows Watching Time-travelling Is Bad

Photo Danny Friedmann
星期日 = Sunday: Time-travelling not allowed. Not even by taxi.
The State Administration for Radio Film and TV (SARFT) came up with the Notice Concerning the Nationwide Television Drama Shooting Filing Announcement for March 2011.

"In the recent few months, the general situation of reporting and filing of programmes nationwide is good, but we have also discovered some incorrect creation sprouting: individual supernatural dramas and time-travel dramas reported for filing, have compiled myths as they please, the plots are strange and bizarre, techniques are absurd, and they even play up feudal superstition, determinism, samsara and reincarnation, value orientations are ambiguous, and they lack a positive ideological sense."
SARFT knows what content "lacks a positive ideological sense" and what "value orientations are ambiguous". No more watching 'Back to the Future'. Now I am also becoming curious about SARFT's take on the positive ideological way we best should watch drama. Is time-shifting ok? Read SARFT's complete notice on Rogier Creemers' excellent China Copyright and Media here.

Time-travelling cannot completely excluded theoretically, at least according to Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho. These physicists think that the Large Hadron Collider could be sending matter back in time. Read Science Daily of March 16, here.

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