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Voyager encounters a race called the Vidians that are afflicted by a mysterious degenerative illness forcing them to scrounge for body parts from whatever species they may encounter. This time around they steal the lungs from Neelix but he survives with some smart work by the Doctor. The Vidians play a pivotal rule in future Voyager story lines, even though this episode isn't better than average.