We’ve been avidly watching Heroes since it started showing here in the UK. The series has attracted a couple of big sci-fi names into guest roles, and have dropped in a couple of references to their more famous roles. First to appear is Christopher Eccleston, better known as the ninth Doctor – Claude, his Heroes character is fairly early on heard to use the ninth Doctor ‘fantastic’ catch-phrase. However the really stand out one has to be when George Takei – Sulu in Star Trek – turns up as father to Hiro Nakamura. As he gets into his car, the camera pans across the license plate – NCC 1701!