Here's the first developer diary from Star Trek Online
that details some of the back history of the game. The game takes place 30 years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis and the developer diary fills in what's been going on between the Romulans, Klingons, and the Gorn.
I did get a chance play a little bit of the game at PAX This year and while I liked the space battle part of the game the planet exploration stuff didn't feel quite right. I'm not sure if that's because I never saw Picard and Riker fight over loot or because I had issues with how the game controlled but I'm hoping for Sean's sake this items will be fixed by the time the game is released.