Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura has joined the cast of Heroes, according to TV Guide:

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 rep tells, will be playing Nana, the New Orleans-based grandmother of Monica (the new hero being played by The Nine's Dana Davis).

Heroes returns to NBC on September 24.

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