Technically, as an undercover operation that should have been left out. However, in the interests of enjoyment, I thought I would share it. Its a bit like when something is said on ST to give a better story for the audience, rather than leaving things and not revealing some detail that grips people.
And that was why I was commenting in the OOC thread – because this does not involve the characters at all. They have no idea what we’re saying. Keeping characters and players separate is a simple exercise in double-think – since we’re bringing Big Brother into it.
And yes, the announcement in the conference does make it more fun, even if strictly speaking it isn’t as secure as only telling the crew members who will be directly involved, at the last minute. But a little bit of suspension of disbelief makes the game better.