By Amy Ryan
August 17, 2007 at 08:46 PM EDT

Yes, yes, you don’t need me to tell you how cool it is that they keep casting actors from Star Trek: Original Flava on Heroes. Still: first Sulu, now Uhura. (Warning: some mild spoilers in this TV Guide story about the character Nichelle Nichols, pictured, will play on Heroes.) As my wife says, “Now, if they would just cast William Shatner, I could be happy and go to heaven.” What say you, Bill? Surely walking around saying “Denny Crane!” all day has lost its novelty, yes? It’s time for you to return to NBC and acquire some superpowers. All hailing frequencies are open, Captain.

addCredit(“Nichelle Nichols: Mike Guastella/”)