My first "Motion Pictures" moment came when "Alternate Universe" came out, and the new doorway card type was introduced. I immediately believed it would be the perfect card type to represent The Nexus from "Star Trek: Generations," since the Nexus would not only clearly need a lot of gametext, but represented a metaphorical "doorway" that the characters used to jump to any place in space in time when leaving.
I was greatly pleased when, many years later, my foresight was confirmed.
My second "Motion Pictures" moment came when "First Anthology" was released. Those six preview cards contained a lot of exciting prospects - in order of excitement, they included the new property logos, implying that the CCG would expand to cover "DS9" and "Voyager" (on air at the time), the dark purple Cardassian affiliation background and its logo, and the orange Ferengi affiliation background and its logo (especially exciting as it seemed less likely a choice for an affiliation at the time, given they were less of a "major power").
But most of all was that
icon on Ensign Tuvok
, which implied not only that Voyager would be included in the CCG universe, but that there would be a mechanic involving the late 23rd century film era, and consequently a large body of cards to justify supporting such a mechanic. Meaning, of course, that he was almost a preview within a preview, as it teased the possibility of Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise from my favorite era of all of Trek.
I had always dreamed of
era cards back when the game first began, and now I knew they would be happening at some point!
Sadly, I didn't have any other "Motion Pictures" moments, as the game got far too expensive and consumer unfriendly by the time that expansion finally rolled around, so I had stopped playing and collecting. Alas, I could only enjoy those classic characters and lovely ship models from afar, looking at the images online.