Meet the Gear Heads, Nick Field and Rick Ford. Together, they own and operate Fastlane out of Houston, TX. Fastlane isn't your typical performance shop. Everyday is a new challenge for Nick and Rick as they push the envelope in performance racing. In this 5 episode series, the Gear Heads strive to accomplish one goal, maximum horsepower. Featured in the series are top fuel pilots, Clay Millican and JR Todd. Clay is a 6 time IHRA Top Fuel Champion. Other featured characters include Monte Smith of NOS fame. While the show's main focus is to highlight performance and results, it's also entertaining, endearing and funny.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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The Metal Gear franchise features a large number of characters created by Hideo Kojima and designed by Yoji Shinkawa. Its setting features several soldiers with supernatural powers provided by the new advancements of science. The series follows mercenary Solid Snake given government missions of finding the Metal Gear weapon, resulting in encounters with Gray Fox and Big Boss in Outer Heaven (Metal Gear) and Zanzibar Land (Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake). Later, Solid Snake meets Otacon and opposes Liquid Snake's FOXHOUND in Metal Gear Solid then assists Raiden in fighting both Solidus Snake and the Patriots in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Additionally, there are several prequel games that follow Big Boss's past and legend development as well as the origins of FOXHOUND, Outer Heaven and the Patriots. While the original Metal Gear games had their characters designs modeled after Hollywood actors, the Metal Gear Solid games established a series of consistent designs based on Shinkawa's ideas of what would appeal to gamers. Additionally, several of the characters he designs follow Kojima and the other staff's ideas. Critical reception of the game's cast has been positive as publications praised their personalities and roles within the series.
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Outer Heaven (アウターヘブン, Autā Hebun) is initially a fictional nation-state that serves as the setting of the original Metal Gear, but later evolves into Big Boss's ideology for subsequent titles. The original iteration that appeared in the original Metal Gear game is located 200 kilometers north of the fictional region of Garzburg, South Africa. A legendary mercenary financed the nation's establishment to attract disillusioned soldiers, with a massive fortress as its centerpiece. Its potential threat to world affairs is boosted with the deployment of the TX-55 Metal Gear, a bipedal tank capable of launching a nuclear strike from anywhere on the planet. In the game, FOXHOUND commander Big Boss ordered rookie agent Solid Snake to infiltrate the mercenary state and destroy Metal Gear. After Snake successfully defies expectations and destroys Metal Gear, the nation's benefactor confronts Snake but is ultimately defeated with Outer Heaven destroyed as well. The concept continued in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake with the fortified nation Zanzibar Land (ザンジバルランド, Zanjibaru Rando) in Central Asia. When Zanzibar Land declared themselves a nuclear power thanks to Metal Gear D, Snake infiltrates Zanzibar and discovers the nation's benefactor is Big Boss, and defeats both Metal Gear and Big Boss. The second version is in Metal Gear Solid when Liquid Snake's FOXHOUND takes over Shadow Moses Island with Liquid's hopes of threatening the rest of the world with Metal Gear REX but was foiled by Solid Snake. The third version is seen in Metal Gear Solid 2 as Solidus Snake's plan to destroy the Patriots by detonating a nuclear warhead on New York which would trigger an electromagnetic pulse so Solidus can permanently destroy the Patriots' AI systems. Outer Heaven's origins are further given light when Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops depicted the concept originating as Naked Snake's response to Gene's proposed “Army Heaven” concept that would be 'outside [Gene's] heaven'. Gene's defeat results in Snake being given data with resources/personnel. Militaires Sans Frontieres (国境なき軍隊, Kokkyō Naki Guntai, translated as “Soldiers Without Borders”) is Naked Snake's mercenary group in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Per The Boss's will, Snake conceptualized MSF as capable of providing combat support to any individual or country, regardless of other factors. Kaz Miller helps develop MSF into a private military contractor offering a wide range of services on their Mother Base (マザーベース, Mazā Bēsu) in the Caribbean Sea thanks to Vladimir Zadornov and Paz Ortega Andrade during Coldman's Peace Sentinel takeover within Costa Rica and later the MSF's own housing of Metal Gear ZEKE. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes shows the MSF unit is all but gone when the mysterious XOF organization attacks; many of the MSF personnel on assignment at the time of the attack return right away. They are disheartened by Big Boss's apparent death and later move on to work in other mercenary outfits. The Diamond Dogs (ダイアモンド・ドッグズ, Daiamondo Dogguzu) is a splinter organization made from MSF's surviving remnants under Venom Snake's command in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Diamond Dogs is based out of the former Mother Base in the Seychelles (given out of gratitude for their assistance in fighting off a coup) with Kaz Miller and Revolver Ocelot as second in commands while going after Skull Face and the XOF strike force in Afghanistan and South Africa, and later Diamond Dogs' housing of Metal Gear Sahelanthropus. Militaires Sans Frontieres is a play on words on the humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières dedicated to assisting countries ravaged by war and epidemics that are in need of doctors and medical experts. The HD Edition version of Peace Walker displays an announcement before the title screen stating that the fictional mercenary group is not in any way linked to the real group. Despite this, the fictional group is never mentioned by name in Metal Gear Solid V and the unit's emblem is modified to omit. The group is renamed “Out Of Order” in the Japanese language novelizations of Peace Walker and The Phantom Pain authored by Hitori Nojima, and appears in the subtitles for the Japanese version of The Phantom Pain but is never spoken by the actual characters. The MSF's logo is a skull stylized after Pangaea inside a yellow and black circle. The Diamond Dogs' logo consists of a profile shot of a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog sat upon a cut diamond, finished off with a yellow scroll with the name.
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