If it's not possible now, I'd like to see the ability to have an image of your own character and the text from a captain's log to start the mission. This would definetly make it more Trek, in my opinion.
For example. If, when you choose a mission from the Foundry, you get the mission text box with a picture of your character and there the mission description will be posted:
"Captain's log, stardate xxxx.x. We are on route to the Imaga system to answer a distress call that was sent 2 days ago from a missing Federation science vessel.
Head to the Imaga system in the whatever sector to investigate."
I think that would make it feel much more Trek and it would make your character feel more personable and more involved in missions.
Some people don't like this idea however because they dont want others putting words into their captains mouths.
I can see the benefits of something like that however and would feel like it is pretty trek.
Since our captain's don't ever speak at all, having someone put words in their mouth might be a good idea
As of now, there's no use of the captain's log to advance the plot, which I think is too bad. A bit part of Trek is the "Captain's log" entry at the beginning of episodes.
Anyway, I just thought that this should be an option the mission writers could use in the Foundry.
Personally I like the idea, but if you've read arounf the threads you'll know already that even the simple line responces during conversations have some people iffed because they say they're putting words in people's mouths.
But again, I like the idea. In the end I guess we simply can't please everyone.
Going on your idea though, I think it would be awesome to see your ship flying through space while it shows the captains log!
You're the captain. You're not starting the story after the opening credits, you're starting the story from the start. YOU get the distress call or the orders to answer it. In the show, showing those parts is a waste of time. The Captain's log narration is used to explain the plot without having to waste valuable time.