It makes sense that they weren't supposed to go back THAT far. Or at least they didn't tell everyone the whole truth before it happened.
yeah, because in the episode where they kidnap the old scientist, the nerd says he has the calculations right this time and he's certain that they will all get to the time they were supposed to be. The entire rest of the troupe is in agreement.
But since Kogame seems to have a b-line for blowing up that building at the end of Season 1, I'm going to assume that he (and old Alec) knew all along....mix that in with that brief conversation Kogame and young Alec had when he was tied to that chair...you got to think they were absolutely working together.
also, if in the future, he's part of the governing body, future Alec purposely puts Kogame and his step-brother in the same cell so they can scheme
1) future Alec has enlisted libera8, given them all the tools they need to "bring down the evil corporations in the past" because somehow, he has insulated himself and actually wants to be supreme chancellor over the whole thing. Liberat8, in effect, wipes out the competition for him
2) future Alec feels guilty about the way things have turned out. Realizes that his step-brother and step-dad were radical nuts, pretends to align with them, sends the gang back to the past with the cop, so they can ultimately fail before the movement gets started, and change the future.
it's so obvious he's pulling the strings, the real question is his motive