This truly has the feel as if the two crews are being put to the test and not only that but the two teams are being meassured at what they're best. Something tells me that Wesley is not going to be happy about losing two crewmembers because of silly games ...
And now a joint operation with the Klingons? Things are going to be very intresting. I was wondering about the Starfleet crew perhaps knowing a little bit too much about Klingon customs and weaponary in this era ... I guess this could be open to interpretation as we as the audience only learned more about their culture in the later movies and TNG.
Overall this is very exciting and I'm looking forward to see what all this is really about.