Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Sets Phaser to Stun for Young & Restless Cameo

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

The Young and the Restless is beaming up Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols for a two-episode arc. Emerging soap opera blog Mashable (Just kidding; I believe it's still a tech hub?) broke the story. Here's what Nichols told the site:

  "I'm thrilled and honored to be a member of the cast of this historic moment in daytime television," Nichols told Mashable in a statement. "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."  

Look for Nichols to first appear on September 1 in conjunction with Y&R's 11,000th episode. 

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