Nichelle Nichols Joins Heroes

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TV Guide reports that Nichelle Nichols is joining the “Heroes” cast:

Tim Kring’s hailing frequency remains open to Star Trek crossovers. Having recruited George “Sulu” Takei to portray Hiro’s father during Season 1, the Heroes creator has called upon Nichelle Nichols, aka USS Enterprise communications officer Lt. Uhura, to fill a short-term role. Nichols, an NBC spokesperson tells TVGuide.com, will be playing “Nana,” the New Orleans-based grandmother of Monica (the new hero being played by The Nine’s Dana Davis, pictured).

The second season premieres on September 24.

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