I'm still green when it comes to running tabletop RPGs so forgive my inexperience... In my limited experience, with DnD mostly, I notice that with any published story campaigns any time something is meant to be disclosed or read aloud to the PCs, the text will indicate as such. A specific issue I am having with the Alien RPG starter is that there is a text block(pg. 105) that reads:
"FOR MOTHER’S EYES ONLY This entire chapter is solely for the GM, to be read before the game begins. Players should NOT read the scenario text beforehand to avoid spoiling the mystery of what is in store for them."
Duh. Makes sense to me so far, but later on there is another block(pg. 107) that reads:
"WHAT’S THE STORY, MOTHER? You are space truckers on the starfreighter USCSS Montero, running “the Gauntlet”— the trade route between Anchorpoint Station and the Frontier.........."
This looks to me to be something that should be read aloud to the PCs as a general primer for the campaign, and the "WHAT'S THE STORY, MOTHER?" to me comes across as a signal to read/disclose something to the PCs. Again I'm pretty green with this stuff and it is ultimately up to me as GM to get the story rolling. So far it looks amazing, love the universe, love the artwork, LOVE the Critical Injuries table...