Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1, Episode 4

Phage (6 Feb. 1995)

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With dilithium reserves running low, Janeway follows Neelix's advice and proceeds to the nearest known supply. When they arrive in orbit, scans reveal a massive supply; however when the ... See full summary »

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With dilithium reserves running low, Janeway follows Neelix's advice and proceeds to the nearest known supply. When they arrive in orbit, scans reveal a massive supply; however when the away team transports down to the planet there is none there. Completely confused, Commander Chackotay orders the away team back to Voyager but before they return to Voyager, Neelix is attacked by an alien who removes his lungs. The EMH then comes up with a solution - holographic lungs, but this means that Neelix has to stay in a restraint whilst he has the lungs and he is unable to move no more then 0.2 nanometers in any direction. Captain Janeway along with Commander Tuvok and a security attachment return to the planet to find the alien who did this and they make a very gruesome discovery; a laboratory full of alien organs and then realize that there was a life in that very room less then 10 minutes ago. Scans detect the life form and when they catch up with him, Tuvok knocks the alien's weapon out of... Written by Anonymous

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An intriguing episode
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As a member of an away team in search of a large dilithium deposit, an alien attacks Neelix. Upon Neelix's transport to the ship's medical center, the Doctor discovers that Neelix's lungs have been removed. The Voyager, in the hope of finding and re-taking Neelix's lungs, tracks down the aliens and find that they are a race being destroyed by a disease called "the phage." Neelix's lungs have already been allocated to one of the aliens but this race is so medically skilled they are able to transplant one of Kes' lungs to Neelix. So, the aliens weren't evil, just desperate to save their own people. An interesting philosophic conundrum. I never particularly liked this episode except for its depiction of the growing friendship between the Doctor and Kes. Perhaps the makeup people did too good a job – the aliens were really ghastly looking. Also I perhaps didn't like it because its storyline of a disease ravaging a people is not that far-fetched. This is quite an intriguing episode.


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