If you want to see 'The Source Code,' 'The Time Traveler's Wife' or a 'Heroes' episode, good luck if you happen to live in China. (Believe it or not, this story is not from The Onion.)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, China's media authorities have banned the popular plot device from movies and television, saying the sci-fi notion "disrespects history."

This decision comes as part of the 90th anniversary of China's ruling political party.

"The rationale [for the time-travel ban] is that whatever isn't possible in the real world belongs to superstition," commented film critic and journalist Raymond Zhou Liming.

Which, we imagine, would also rule out any films where the characters can fly, like 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' or anything supernatural, like 'A Chinese Ghost Story.'
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