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Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, Set For Role On The Young and the Restless!

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Beam me up Scotty to Genoa City! News today out of Mashable has that none other than Nichelle Nichols known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek TV series and movie franchise coming in for a landing to Y&R in the role of Lucinda – a character with an emotional connection to a major character in town.

On-Air On-Soaps previously posted the casting call when the CBS daytime drama series was casting a veteran African-American actress for a pivotal role.

In a statement, Nichols related: “I’m thrilled and honored to be a member of the cast of this historic moment in daytime television. 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.”

Nichelle will appear in two episodes, including the 11,000th episode of the long-running soap to air on Thursday, September 1st.

So, what do you think about Nichelle visiting Y&R in her guest-star role? Who will Lucinda be related to on the soap? Comment below.

 

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jaybird369
jaybird369

I’m intrigued already……….

Claudio
Claudio

Me too jaybird, Nichelle Nichols is a wonderful actress. Wow Nichelle is 84 years old, she still looks great for her age. my prediction she is related to Neil Winters. mother and son. I could be wrong lol.

Claudio
Claudio

I also would love to see Sheila Carter back on Y&R, Sheila was a cool crazy Chic lol.

April
April

She’s too busy supporting trump at the convention and beyond

Celia
Celia

Oh, WOW!!
Neil’s mother?

Gary
Gary

Yes Celia, that’s what I think to, lets hope we are right.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hiliary’s grandma?

Celia
Celia

Good one, Jimmy. That makes sense. Maybe she is concerned about Hilary’s health and has come to be with her.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She could also be Neil’s mom like you said…or a former Las Vegas showgirl who had an affair with Victor Newman and had a child with him-who is to be cast later-i always thought Victor should be in competition with GH’s Sonny Corithinos-who can have the most children from different women-so far Sonny is winning-lol

Celia
Celia

@Jimh(leave it to beaver).
Yeah, another good one, Jimmy. How about this: her affair with Victor produced Neil.
Awwww, another baby boy for Victor, with yet another woman.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Neil can’t be Victor’s son. Neil and Victoria dated in the late 90’s. So Neil can’t be Victor’s son.

Celia
Celia

@Lou.
LOL, LOU. Jim and I propose ridiculous scenarios to each other, all the time. It has become a game with us. We do it with DOOL and GH, as well.
But, be that as it may, why couldn’t Neil be Victor’s son? Neither is aware of that fact. It would be sooo soapy.
You never know, Lou, my friend….maybe Victoria isn’t really Victor’s. Let’s face it, Nikki was no saint.

Michael
Michael

Is it possible that Nichelle Nichols’ Y&R character, Lucinda, could be related to Hilary (Mishael Morgan)?! It is a very good possibility! This should be very interesting. Whomever Lucinda is connected to, it will be great to see this Star Trek legend on The Young and the Restless!

Celia
Celia

Absolutely, Michael. When it was first announced, I think a few weeks ago, that an African American older woman was coming ‘to visit’….we all speculated, as we are doing now. I said it was either Hilary’s grandmother on her father’s side, or Neil’s mother.
I believe Hilary’s mother was white; so, she could not be her mother’s mother.

Michael
Michael

Right, Celia! It should be interesting to see who Lucinda is connected to! It’s possible she could be connected to Neil, Hillary or Devon! I don’t know if it’s possible that she’s connected to Lily. If she’s Neil’s mother, that would also make her Malcolm’s mother as well, being that Neil and Malcolm are brothers, making Lucinda Lily’s grandmother, because Malcolm is Lily’s biological father!

meg
meg

luv it !

su0000
su0000

Nichelle Nichols / Lieutenant Uhura !!!
You have never been forgotten !!
You Stomped the path !!
Looking forward to Nichols appearance !
heh– I am a proud Trekkie !!!!

Long live the Soaps and Star Trek !!

heh– I am a Proud Trekkie !!!!

k/kay
k/kay

What is the point of two episodes?

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree with you. I am hoping that maybe they will have her come back as Maime, and she could inform Neil and Lily that Drucilla is alive. Because as we all know, a body was never recovered from the accident. But the only way this could work would be to let the lovely and talented Victoria Rowell reprise the much loved role. And in keeping true to soap operas past aand present, alot of damage can be done in two days. I guess we just have to wait and see.

Michael
Michael

I don’t think she’s going to be Mamie, because her name is Lucinda. What would be the purpose of calling her Lucinda if she’s Mamie. They would have just said she’d be playing Mamie #3. Mamie was played by Marguerite Ray and Veronica Redd. As for Drucilla, it would be great if she returned. Although Victoria Rowell was my favorite Drucilla, the role was also temporarily played by Dawn McMillan in 1996, and Kent Masters-King, in 2000.

Celia
Celia

I like that, soapqueen. Excellent scenario about Drucilla!!

Regina
Regina

I think Neil’s Mother.

Charday
Charday

She’s amazing and so classy.

Adam
Adam

I agree, she is a classy, sassy lady.

Shaundra L
Shaundra L

This is amazing! I’m a huge fan of Y&R and Star Trek, so I’m having a fangirl momement for sure lol.

su0000
su0000

Hi Shaundra L ..
I do not recall ever coming across anyone that is not a Star Trek fan..
I find it be very awesome that the world loves Star Trek (all of them)

Pat
Pat

That is so exciting, been a Trekkie for decades, so looking forward to seeing her on Y & R!

Gia
Gia

Looking forward to this!

Timmm
Timmm

Hopefully she will “Beam Up” Glummer and Son of a Stitch to a planet far far away!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Such inspired casting. This woman is a television icon, a champion for civil rights, and a great beauty as well. Between the return of the wonderful Michael Graziadei and the arrival of Nichelle Nichols, I’m suddenly looking forward to this 11,000th episode.

boes
boes

No matter who she plays it will be a real pleasure to see her.

brian
brian

I have never watched any soap if wasn’t on ABC, right back to The Edge of Night. This might be the announcement that will change that!

brian
brian

forgot my last line… of course ABC could cough out One Life To Live and then i could take back my comment.

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