|Advance Guard from Another World|
|Outlaw Star episode|
|English Title||Advance Guard from Another World|
|Japanese Title||"Isei Yori no Senpei" (異星よりの尖兵)|
|US Airdate||January 31, 2001|
|Japanese Airdate||April 2, 1998|
|Previous Episode||Mortal Combat with the El Dorado|
|Next Episode||Final Countdown|
Gene and Jim set up a business on Heifong, and the crew members take on various jobs around the city, which all come together in a confrontation with a mind-controlling cactus and its giant insect servant.
- Gene's coffee mug has "Made in Locust" inscribed on the bottom, as seen when he takes a drink from it and throws it at Gilliam.
- The suit Gene wears to his date shares a similar colour palette to the suit Cowboy Bebop protagonist, Spike Spiegel, wears.
- Several references to Outlaw Star's contemporary anime, Trigun, can be found within this episode.
- Along with Spike Spiegel, Gene's suit is also similar to Nicholas D. Wolfwood.
- Spoiler: Plants controlling humans--an ability given to Legato Bluesummers from Knives when Knives engrafted his arm to Legato. Both Knives and Vash are considered plants in their anime and superior beings.
- At the end of the episode, Suzuka makes a mention of a quick-draw tournament with cash as the ultimate prize. This could possibly be alluding to the Trigun episode, Quick Draw.