Nichelle Nichols by Jesse Grant/ Nichelle Nichols by Jesse Grant/

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).

Majel Barrett, you are now on deck.

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