I think I got the idea from red dwarf:
Quarantine (Red Dwarf) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Red Dwarf receives a signal from the hologram Dr. Hildegarde Lanstrom. The crew takes Starbug to visit the Viral Research Centre, where Lanstrom had been working on a theory that viruses can be positive as well as negative. Lanstrom had successfully isolated several positive viruses, including the "luck virus", which grants whomever contracts it extreme good luck.
Is Craig Charles bringing Red Dwarf back to the TV with a new series?