LIMS scene was a French airing...the scene is on youtube....it goes on much longer...shows the carriage leaving across the prairie. Why would I make this up? I'm done with this conversation. International broadcasts were different, due to commercial times, etc.
Well the fact that the UK version is different to the French version which is different to the Network version shows your theory is questionable.
I'm not saying you are making it up . I've been watching tv in the UK for 50 years and in all that time I've never heard of any US show where different versions for non US broadcasts would have had alternate cuts prepared during the time when the original broadcasts occurred. Sure , we all know about syndication edits but they don't usually get done while the show is new - and it did appear on the BBC when it was still new. When ITV , the commercial network screened US shows back in the 70's they were often in 55 minute slots and even then they might add some trailers to pad out the slot as they usually did when shows were given a 60 minute slot.
The BBC broadcasts of Little House were in a 45 minute slot which is correct for a 48 minute show with PAL speedup.
Incidentally the pilot film remains unavailable on dvd in the UK
You said LIMS was longer on the UK dvd . Now you say it was from a French broadcast. ????
Over the decades after shows ended their initial run and went into syndication and then got new copies made many years later for showing internationally its not uncommon for shows that aren't looked after that well to end up with bits missing.
I watched Troublemaker today and the white spots over the image which look like white marks on the camera during the episode credits ( not the opening titles) are quite bad but they end once the episode credits have ended . They may well have been there before but only visible now thanks to HD.
I have looked at Remember Me and to be honest, it wasn't any different than other shows at the time that were continued to the next week......cut quickly to black with To Be Continued. Frankly, either way, it doesn't bother me.
I find it annoying the way its been done . And if you think that crash edits such as that are / were the norm I think you're wrong- certainly not on a genuine 2 parter . They might do that on a feature cut into 2 .
When C4 showed the last 3 movies they cut them into 2 parts themselves and they ended their Part 1 in a similar but much neater fashion.
As the UK version changes the running timeof Remember Me Part 1 by about 3 seconds the notion that its something to do with a foreign version does not fit .
It could be what you said that it was supposed to be a feature and that's how the negative remains which would explain the crash edit if they don't have the ending . But that doesn't fit either because the start of Part 2 is fine and that would also be missing.
But yes , let's agree to differ. I have the UK dvd's ( except season 3 which is Dutch - although they seem to be from the same source as the UK discs) so I can keep track as we go