K&F Show #155: KibbeLee Can Autocross Sideways; Finnegan’s Favorite Summer Movie Review – Megaforce

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Kibbe and Friends

Welcome to the official Kibbe and Friends Show with myself, Justin “Corndog” Cornette, and Show Producer Bernie McPartland! With this show we’re basically setting up the Boars Nets for the entire automotive media world to swing through for a couple watered down beers, stale popcorn, and fantastic waitresses. You can find every episode here on The MuscleCar Place as well as iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and Google Play. From time to time we’ll also be posting video clips and full shows to The Kibbe and Friends YouTube channel.  If you click the “Download” link at the top of this post you’ll be able to stream it on your phone directly. You can also pull the RSS feed as well.

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Presented by Holley!

Holley TerminatorStealth EFI – 550-445 on #KibbeLee! Photo by Erick Barrandey – @rolledingold on Instagram

Holley is the official EFI source for Kibbe and Friends and is the PROUD sponsor of this episode! Their Terminator Stealth system on my General Lee is killing it. There’s a BRAND NEW MOPAR EVENT listed on their website that you need to save the date for as well: Sept 18-20 in Bowling Green, KY. Hint – there’s a General Lee jump and were going to be there!

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It’s a little blurry, but this is KibbeLee getting it done (or maybe looping) on the autocross. Either way, it looks soooo cool!

Kibbe’s Annual Autocross Pilgrimage!

COVID-19 or not, the 2020 Good Guys Heartland Nationals event actually did happen….and it was awesome! I’ve heard rumors that #KibbeLee was given grief for having the flag on the roof. None of that was true…at least not to my face….but the event was not completely without incident. Overall, a car show was a safe place to enjoy the car. Listen in for details.

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tBarry Bostwick takes flight on his wing equipped motorcycle in the utterly awful movie “Megaforce.”

Hal Needham’s “Megaforce”

K&F Show Summary:

This is a “rebroadcast” from Episode 36 of our review of the Hal Needam directed movie Megafoce. Finnegan suggested (more like insisted) that we do it. I (Kibbe) hated it then, and I hate it now.

Anyway, here’s the good news: the movie has lots of crazy vehicles, a few funny lines, and stars Edward Mulhare who would go on to play “Devon Miles” from Knight Rider. Here’s the bad news: there’s really no other good news of note. The movie ends with a flying motorcycle on a green screen, and Barry Bostwick wears a spandex (or lycra?) suit with no regards for underwear. Finnegan gives it 8 lazer-guided corndogs. Kibbe gives is a generous 3. Hijinks Ensue.

 

Legit Show Info:

Released June 25, 1982
Director: Hal Needham
Writers: Bob Kachler (story) (as Robert S. Kachler), James Whittaker (screenplay)
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta

 

Interesting Tidbits:

-The character “Dallas” is played by actor Michael Beck. I’ve never heard of him before or since, but he starred with Olivia Newton John in the movie Xanadu..that I have never seen ever.

-The woman Army General is played by Persis Khambatta – who, I think we all recognize – CLEARLY – as the Deltan alien named Ilea that served on the newly commissioned Starship Enterprise in the 1979 movie, Star Trek the Motion Picture. In that movie – she was killed by an alien technology from Space called V-Ger, and the digitized into it’s memory banks, and brought back to the Enterprise as a machine to interact with the crew. Later she merged with the first officer to help V-Ger complete it’s mission of transmit all of it’s data to it’s creator – in this case, mankind, because V-Ger….was actually a 300 year old Space probe sent out by NASA in the 1970’s called Voyager 6. It got trapped in a black hole somewhere, kept collecting data, and became sentient.

-The Englishman General is played by Edward Mulhare, best known to us as Devon Miles, the leader of the Foundation for Law and Government in Knight Rider.

 

Movie Schenanigans

-This is a terrible, horrible, movie. But the more I watched it, the more the humor started to crack me up.

-Toggle switches are used heavily in this movie. Need a light? Toggle switch. Arm a missle? Toggle switch. Etc., etc.

-Dallas – the right hand man – has a confederate flag patch on his arm. The others have a U.S. flag on their arms.

-The airplane they jump out of to do their parachuting ballet is a Douglas DC-3. A taildragger twin radial engine cargo plane that was a workhorse for 50 years, and a lot of places use now with mods to put on turboprops. Great for hauling cargo into the bush.

-The sound effects they use for the C-130 Hercules are for radial engines. They sound cool. Unfortunately, 130’s are turboprops and sound nothing like that.

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