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Is Ridley Scott having trouble paying for the groceries? Should we start a Kickstarter campaign to help the once-illustrious filmmaker? His latest production, Alien Covenant, is another sad example of studio executives trying to cash in on a franchise that died many, many years ago.

These days, the concept of a particular theme or genre remaining popular or even relevant in art and entertainment is eminently fleeting. In our lightning-paced, wireless world, the next new thing often supplants the latest and greatest in mere hours, relegating apparent titans to relative obscurity in a virtual blink of an eye. Only a precious few can claim membership in that exclusive club of genres that repeatedly endure the test of time. The Old West surely stands tall as one of them.