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The Good That Men Do is a Pocket ENT novel – the first to be set after the end of the television series – written by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 2007.
- From the book jacket
- Pax Galactica. Enemies become allies. Old secrets are at last revealed. Long-held beliefs and widely accepted truths are challenged. Man turns to leisurely pursuits.
- In this golden age, two old friends are drawn together. They seek to understand, and wonder how what they have long believed, what they have been taught was never so.
- Over two hundred years ago, the life of one of Starfleet's earliest pioneers came to a tragic end, and Captain Jonathan Archer, the legendary commander of Earth's first warp five starship, lost a close friend. Or so it seemed for many years. But with the passage of time, and the declassification of certain crucial files, the truth about that fateful day – the day that Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III didn't die – could finally be revealed.
- Why did Starfleet feel it was necessary to rewrite history? And why only now can the truth be told?
- Early 25th century, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
- Nog arrives at Jake Sisko's house in Louisiana on a rainy night during hurricane season. Jake opens up a bottle of wine and they catch up on what has happened during the time they haven't spoken. Nog reveals that as he was researching 22nd century warp mechanics, he began looking through recently declassified files and came upon some files that contradict what has been told to everyone: that events that Federation citizens were told happened in 2161 actually happened in 2155 and that they are somehow related to Section 31. He also says he's seen part of it, much to Jake's chagrin. He also says, from what he's seen, that it may change everything they've been told about the founding of the Federation. Nog then gives the data chips to Jake and they start them.
Chapter One Edit
- Day Five, Month of Tasmeen, Unroth III, Romulan space
- Doctor Ehrehin I'Ramnau Tr'Avrak is waiting to see the test of the avaihh lli vastam – the warp seven stardrive. His assistant, Cunaehr, informs him that they are ready to begin the test with some of the admiralty watching overhead in a Romulan Bird-of-Prey. The test begins without fault, but once they pass warp six, the containment field begins to fluctuate. As it passes warp 6.5, the field collapses, resulting in a blast and a shock wave that begins vaporizing the surrounding forest and causes the observation complex to begin collapsing. As personnel are being beamed out as Ehrehin is watching, his assistant is killed from collapsing debris, one of a rising number of dead. Before he is killed, he is transported up to the orbiting Bird-of-Prey.
Chapter Two Edit
- Friday, January 24, 2155, The Presidio, San Francisco
- As Archer, Sato, Mayweather, Reed, and Phlox wait, Archer and Phlox discuss the events and effects of the recent Terra Prime incident. Prime Minister Nathan Samuels approaches the podium and begins the meeting and introduces the ambassadors from Andoria, Vulcan, Tellar, Coridan, and Earth, followed Samuels then begins speaking.
- As Samuels concludes his ninety-minute speech, Archer speaks with his crew about the future of the Coalition of Planets, he receives a message from the Enterprise saying that the ship is ready to break orbit and head to Vulcan to retrieve the grieving Tucker and T'Pol.
Chapter Three Edit
- Thursday, January 30, 2155, Vulcan's Forge
- Tucker and T'Pol in the mostly reconstructed T'Karath Sanctuary are preparing for the funeral of their artificially created daughter, Elizabeth and they begin discussing recent events.
- They then enter T'Les's chamber, the same place where they have chosen to bury Elizabeth and they begin to pray in memory when T'Pol begins crying, much to Tucker's surprise. They hug and they both cry in memory of their daughter.
Memorable quotes Edit
"Patience. Never had much time for it. SIR."
- - Jonathan Archer
Background information Edit
- The novel reinterprets the events seen in "These Are the Voyages...", the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. In the episode, William T. Riker and Deanna Troi of the USS Enterprise-D take part in an historic holoprogram which supposedly depicts the final voyage of Enterprise and her crew, and the death of Charles "Trip" Tucker III. Although the holoprogram has the events taking place in 2161, the novel places the action in 2155, shortly after the events of the incident with Terra Prime as depicted in the Enterprise episodes "Demons" and "Terra Prime".
- An extract from this novel appeared in Star Trek Magazine issue 131.
- Cover art by Dennis Godfrey.
- The events that lead to Section 31's files becoming public knowledge were later revealed in the novel Control.
22nd century Edit
- Starfleet commander, science officer, Enterprise NX-01.
- After wearing a modified civilian jumpsuit throughout the final season of Enterprise, T'Pol finally begins wearing a standard Starfleet uniform.
- Donna "D.O." O'Neill
- Lieutenant, third watch commander, Enterprise NX-01.
- Hravishran th'Zoarhi
- Formerly of the Andorian Imperial Guard.
- This book creates a new name for Thy'lek Shran, based on the Andorian naming convention established in the Deep Space Nine relaunch novels. The earlier name appeared on a graphic in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly" and was used in the novella "Age of the Empress"; it will later be identified as the Aenar form of his name.
- Aenar male, bond mate of Jhamel, and two other Aenar.
- Dr. Erehin's assistant, Trip Tucker's alter ego.
- Formerly Vulcan Captain Sopek, Romulan dissident leader and double agent.
- Vulcan minister.
- Vulcan ambassador.
- Vulcan ambassador.
- Gregory Black
- Starfleet admiral.
- Sam Gardner
- Starfleet admiral.
- David McCammon
- MACO corporal.
- Haroun al-Rashid
- Interior Minister of United Earth.
- Coridanite ambassador to Earth.
- Anlenthoris ch'Vhendreni
- Andorian ambassador to Earth.
- Tinh Hoc Phuong
- Section 31 field operative.
- Albert Edward "Bert" Tucker
- Brother of Trip and Elizabeth Tucker, son of Charlie and Elaine.
- Miguel "Mike" Cristiano Salazar
- Husband of Albert Tucker.
- Administrator, Adigeon Prime.
- Adigeon "carver" or plastic surgeon.
25th century Edit
- Adigeon Prime
- Coridan Prime
- Rigel X
- Unroth III
- A planet in Romulan space.
- Nelvana III
- Location of a secret Romulan base.
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