Nichelle Nichols

Y&R Beams Up Star Trek Alumna Nichelle Nichols for 'Emotional' Role

The Young and The Restless has conjured up some out-of-this-world casting to celebrate its 11,000th episode. (Yeah, you read that number right.)

Nichelle Nichols, who played Star Trek‘s Lieutenant Uhura from 1966 to 1969, will appear on two upcoming episodes of the CBS soap, Mashable reports. Her character, Lucinda, will share an “emotional connection” with a resident of Genoa City.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be a member of the cast of this historic moment in daytime television,” Nichols tells the site. “I’ve been a huge fan of The Young and the Restless for decades. I’m equally honored to be from Chicago like the Bell Family who created this incredible TV show.”

Nichols will first appear on Sept. 1. Will you be tuning in? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. HAP says:

    Gawd. Uhura is 83 years old!

  2. bj says:

    Wow! Great guest star. I might even tune in for her visit.

  3. Steven says:

    I’m so excited to see her at NYCC in October.

  4. Diane palmer says:

    You are looking fabulous. Been a fan since opening g credits.

  5. Most definitely, I watch everyday and have since the beginning.

  6. Marie says:

    Thank goodness she is doing so well after that stroke!

  7. Lucy says:

    So excited to see her.

  8. Lisa Moore says:

    I absolutely love Michelle Nicole’s as I am a huge Star Trek fan. Very happy to see her on television again. Way to go Y&R! 💖💜💙💚💛❤💗💟👽🌚🌙✨💫🌘📡

  9. Gloria says:

    Star Trek meets Y&R…priceless.

  10. Rita says:

    I love Nichelle Nichols. Have thought about and prayed for her through the years . Your still beautiful Nichelle. God bless you

  11. redpi11 says:

    MLK Jr was right about Star Trek. I’m glad Nichelle Nichols had the good sense to take his advice. Live long and prosper Ms. Nichols!

  12. Toni says:

    Great move Y/R

  13. Barbara Watson says:

    I saw the episode’s that Nichelle Nichols appeared in she was phenomenal.

  14. Audrey says:

    Only the best, for the best!!!!