How the West was invaded (years ago)
Before ''Cowboys & Aliens,'' there were... cowboys in aliens in a 1994 straight-to-video release called ''Oblivion''
Think Cowboys & Aliens is the first intergalactic Western to invade Hollywood? Think again. ”In the year 3031…it’s cowboys and aliens,” read the tagline for Oblivion, a 1994 straight-to-video movie about a group of futuristic desperadoes and their lizardy leader terrorizing a frontier-planet town. (George Takei played the local doctor.) Hoping to capitalize on Cowboys & Aliens, the company Shout! Factory has rereleased Oblivion on DVD with a redesigned cover intended to bring the 2011 tentpole to mind. It looks like the town might be big enough for the both of ’em.