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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
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jaybird369

I’m intrigued already……….

Claudio
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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
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Claudio

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

April
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April

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

Celia
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Celia

Oh, WOW!!
Neil’s mother?

Gary
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Gary

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

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

Hiliary’s grandma?

Celia
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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meg

luv it !

su0000
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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
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k/kay

What is the point of two episodes?

soapqueenforever
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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
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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
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Celia

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

Regina
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Regina

I think Neil’s Mother.

Charday
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Charday

She’s amazing and so classy.

Adam
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Adam

I agree, she is a classy, sassy lady.

Shaundra L
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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
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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
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Pat

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

Gia
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Gia

Looking forward to this!

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Soaphound
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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
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boes

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

brian
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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
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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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