|This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Time Force.|
|Power Rangers Time Force, Episode 9x12|
|Air date April 21, 2001|
| Written by Judd Lynn|
|Directed by Isaac Florentine|
The Quantum Quest
Worlds Apart is the twelfth episode of Power Rangers Time Force. The episode introduces the character, Eric Myers and the organization known as the Silver Guardians, created by Mr. Collins in response to Ransik's attacks on Silver Hills.
Mr. Collins unveils his new task force, the Silver Guardians, of which an old schoolmate of Wes', Eric, is a member of. When the Guardians interfere in a battle, Wes' identity is discovered by his father and Eric.
- The Time Force Rangers come across a robbery perpetrated by Nadira that was in the process of being stopped by the newly-formed Silver Guardians, a pay-for-protection group started by Mr. Collins in order to make money to set up Wes' life. After an encounter with his father and his old friend Eric Myers, Wes recounts their time together in prep school.
- Meanwhile, Frax unleashes a mutant from the X-Vault, where only the most powerful mutants are stored, without the knowledge of Ransik. The Time Force Rangers and the Silver Guardians deploy to meet the threat. The Time Force Rangers, having arrived first, were soundly beaten by this new mutant and his army of Cyclobots before the Silver Guardians arrived. They engaged the Cyclobots, and the Time Rangers regrouped and went on to attack the mutant, only to be beaten again.
- The Silver Guardians' weapons proved to be ineffective, forcing Wes to block a shot from the monster to save the Guardians' field commander. The resulting damage shattered the visor on Wes' helmet, revealing his identity to his father and Eric. This led to a verbal confrontation between Wes and his father regarding the latter's greedy nature, from which Wes storms away to rejoin his team. Using his Time Strike Technique followed by the Vortex Blaster, the Rangers manage to defeat the threat, and contain it.
- Mr. Collins came to Wes to offer him a position as the commander of the Silver Guardians. Wes turns it down, citing that the Time Force Rangers help everyone, not just those who can afford it. Mr. Collins says he simply does not understand Wes before leaving.
- Jason Faunt as Alex/Wesley Collins
- Michael Copon as Lucas Kendall
- Kevin Kleinberg as Trip
- Deborah Estelle Phillips as Katie Walker
- Erin Cahill as Jen Scotts
- Vernon Wells as Ransik
- Kate Sheldon as Nadira
- Eddie Frierson as Frax
- Neil Kaplan as Gluto
- Brianne Sidall as Circuit
- Edward Albert as Mr. Collins
- Daniel Southworth as Eric Myers
- Bob Papenbrook as Univolt
- Marcus LaVoi as Commander Porter
- Alex Boling as Manager
- Matthew Schaller as Rich Kid
- Davidlee Willson as Reporter #1
- Stacey L. Miller as Reporter #2
- World's Apart was released on the VHS Power Rangers Time Force: Quantum Ranger Clash for Control.
- In one scene, you can -almost- completely see the face of Eric's Super Sentai counterpart, Naoto Takizawa. Due to the two actors looking highly similar, a lot of Timeranger footage was kept showing Naoto from a distance, and in one scene, his face is covered briefly, but he begins to pull his hands away, giving a brief glimpse of Naoto's face.