Friday, October 26, 2007

‘Trekkers’ And ‘Heroes’ Fans Are One And The Same

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols may be new to the cast of Heroes, but she already has a built-in fanbase.

Nichols – who played Uhura in the original Star Trek saga – is playing Dana Davis’ grandmother, Nana, on Heroes and says her devoted Trekker tag-a-longs couldn’t be happier for her.

Nichols explains, “Within minutes of getting the part, I discovered that most Trekkers are Heroes fans too. When I became Nana, and confirmed it to Trekkers they went crazy with joy. They were so excited that their Star Trek star was joining Heroes.

Nichols announced the news to Trekkers at a gathering and became giddy herself by their approval.

She adds, “The Trekkers were cheering and yelling, ‘Yes!’ for about four or five minutes and I was thinking, ‘This thing is getting off to a good start for me!’”

Heroes airs Mondays on NBC.

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