Red Dwarf (1988– )
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Balance of Power 

Lister wants to go on a date with the hologram of navigation officer Kristine Kochanski, much to Rimmer's disapproval. Lister decides to do a cooking exam so he can outrank Rimmer. But Rimmer has a cunning plan.

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Ed Bye
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Norman Lovett ... Holly
Rupert Bates Rupert Bates ... Trout a la Creme / Chef
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ... Chen
David Gillespie David Gillespie ... Selby
Mark Williams ... Petersen
Clare Grogan ... Kochanski (as C P Grogan)
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Storyline

Lister wants to go on a date with the hologram of navigation officer Kristine Kochanski, much to Rimmer's disapproval. Lister decides to do a cooking exam so he can outrank Rimmer. But Rimmer has a cunning plan.

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Trivia

The Teaching Room includes an unexplained rack of 9-track magnetic tape reels. 9-track was introduced in the 1960s. For many years, it was often used for backups and data transfer, with a capacity of 100+ megabytes per reel. In movies and TV during the 1960s and 1970s, the 9-track tape drive was often presented as the computer itself, when a spinning tape drive was deemed more visually interesting than blinking lights. By the start of the 21st century, 9-track was obsolete. But there's a rack of 9-track reels in the Red Dwarf Teaching Room. See more »

Goofs

When Lister tips out some cigarette butts from the can of beer he's just drank, you can see them tucked into his hand that's holding the can, so they aren't really falling out of the can. See more »

Quotes

Cat: How am I looking?
[he takes a mirror out of his pocket and looks into it]
Cat: I'm looking nice. My hair is nice, my face is nice, my suit is nice, I'm looking really nice.
[he puts the mirror away and carries on jiving down the corridor, then stops after a few steps]
Cat: I wonder how I'm looking now.
[he get his mirror out again]
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Connections

Featured in Red Dwarf: Thanks for the Memory (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Dwarf Theme
Written by Howard Goodall
Performed by Jenna Russell
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The Funniest Episode So Far

I'm not saying this is the funniest ever, but out of episodes one, two, and three this one I think just about beats out the others...just. It has plenty more classic moments and continues season one's complete and total perfection!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 1988 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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