The commercials have become inescapable: BATTLESHIP is now a major motion picture. Arriving in theaters this Friday, May 18th - I have no desire to see it. As a director, PETER BERG is responsible for a bunch of movies that I don't care for, and unless it's revealed to be some surprisingly excellent movie that just can't be missed, I'll be passing on it forever. You see, the BATTLESHIP that I'm fond of was one of the many versions of a classic Milton Bradley Board Game that originated in the 1940s as a pencil-and-paper affair. ELECTRONIC BATTLESHIP was a fixture of my youth, and from what I can tell - my version was the 1982 release - essentially the 1977 game in revised packaging.