Heroes is becoming a mecca for Star Trek actors. Last season George Takei joined the cast as Hiro’s father (sadly his character was killed in the season premiere). Now, Nichelle Nichols is on board as Micah’s grandmother. She’s awesome in this role and the writer’s have made her into one sassy Creole grandma (she really got some choice lines in Monday’s episode).

Now I’m looking forward to the seeing what her Trek in joke is. For Takei, his character’s Town Car had a New York license plate with the number NCC-1701. I hope the producers do as well by Nichols.