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Community Season 4: Geek Goddess Tricia Helfer to Play ‘Inspector Spacetime’ Superfan

By on September 3, 2012
Tricia Helfer. Image @ Syfy

Tricia Helfer. Image @ Syfy

Community returns to NBC in October with its fourth season, and recently a few details have leaked about upcoming guest stars and storylines.

In the fourth episode, reportedly titled ‘Conventions of Time and Space,’ Abed attends a convention for his favorite British sci-fi series Inspector Spacetime (Community‘s lovingly satirical version of Doctor Who), and encounters a stunningly beautiful fellow fan named Lauren (portrayed by the stunningly beautiful Tricia Helfer of Battlestar Galactica). Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Bridesmaids) also appears in the episode, playing another Inspector Spacetime fanboy.

Helfer’s appearance was reported by TVLine only a week after the announcement by THR that veteran British actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Heroes) would be joining the staff of Greendale Community College as the new professor of history, Professor Cornwallis, for two episodes. As the title of the premiere episode is ‘History 101,’ we can probably expect to see McDowell then.

Don’t miss the premiere of Community season 4, ‘History 101,’ on Friday, October 19 in its new 8:30 PM timeslot on NBC.