Babylon 5

Season 3 Episode 8

Messages from Earth (1)

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Feb 22, 1996 on



  • Allusions

    • The Nightwatch is the title of one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings, depicting the Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq led by himself and his lieutenant, on the move. The girl on the painting is wearing a yellow dress, said to represent victory, and carrying objects that symbolize the militia's emblems. It produces a highly militaristic, yet at the same time sociable atmosphere, and has been the subject of much controversy, including attempts to vandalize it in 1975 and 1990.