Or better yet, and much more doable, how about just a cutsceene or two in that fashion? It would be a great way to meet the characters, see the inside of the ship, get the player more involved. Also would add the the dramatic tension when the ship actually does blowup.
You know, ace combat 4 style.
If I have one problem with wc saga (and it's a real nitpick too, that doesn't really effect how I enjoy the game) is that they chose to do much of that character development in mission which would essentially stop the action while the characters unmilitariisticaly flooded the comms with expository dialog. Cutsceens are a much better place for that.
A player can suspend their disbelief for a little bit. For instance I don't recall Lt Gaida, Dee or Adama, being all that vocal over the comm in the show as much as that bridge officer on the Theseus.
Unless they were giving orders directly to the pilots. But for the sake of the game, what are you going to do? Just don't let it stop the action. (Imagining Lee Adama when the Pegasus blew: if it were a fs2 game, he would go on the horn lamenting the world as the ship came down around his ears rather then try to get off himself)
What is the Theseus bridge officer's rank anyway? Is he the comm officer? sounds to me like he makes many of the decisions. But then I wonder the same thing about the fs1/fs2 commander guys. Most of this is all fridge logic anyway.