Join Date: Sep 2010
Wow, China doesn't sound like a fun place to live. All of those are vital components to much fiction. As a writer who loves fantasy elements, that would make none of my works fit. Granted, I don't write for TV, but comic censorship often mirrors TV censorship. The poor Chinese people, being deprived of Grant Morrison in that regard (really, he has violated all those rules in his stories, and most of his stories contain multiple violations).
But speaking from a strictly-TV standpoint, that means no Quantum Leap, Smallville, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who, Heroes, Charmed, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Eureka, The X-Files, Lost, That 70s Show, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and so many others. After all, I just named off the ones that I could think of at the moment. Not to mention any time-travel episode of other shows (like Star Trek's "City on the Edge of Forever", but there are realistic shows that qualify, as well).
And this means some great movies can't be shown, like the Sinbad movies, or Clash of the Titans, Indiana Jones, Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, likey even Groundhog Day. They definitely wouldn't be able to show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, but I don't thinkmany people would really complain about that.
And what about a show set in the future where they time travel to their past, but still our future?
And Tim, I guess this would make it difficultto market to a Chinese audience if you ever make a Time Rider show.
All the bad things in life only help you appreciate the good even more.