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I met Tim Allen once about thirteen years ago at the Dalts in Burbank.  He was a nice enough fella.  I always thought Home Improvement was fairly amusing.  His stand up was pretty funny at the time.  What little I read of his first book was not pure drivel.  He’s certainly not the worst director in the world.  But I’ll tell you what…  He’s AWESOME in Galaxy Quest.  Oh, AND Big Trouble.  I wish I had re-watched Galaxy Quest or Big Trouble instead of spending the time watching Crazy On The Outside; Tim Allen’s uneven, slow moving, almost funny, directorial debut.  I want to be very clear… I have nothing against Tim Allen.  I wanted this movie to be good.  It wasn’t.  Tim, I just want to tell you that you shouldn’t give up just because the first movie you directed was a big stinker despite having some really great talent associated with it.  (Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons, Ray Liotta, Julie Bowen, Kelsey Grammer, Jeanne Tripplehorne, and John Gries ALL turn in truly forgettable performances.)  Don’t give up, Tim.  I believe in you; I always have.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go watch Galaxy Quest!!

“NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!!  DAMN THE RESONANCE CANNONS AND FULL SPEED AHEAD!!”