Created by Carl Macek from three unrelated anime series, Robotech caught the imaginations of thousands of young people, and sowed the seeds for the anime revolution further down the road when they reached college age and began to have the resources to find other anime with the help of the Internet. In the way that marijuana is said to be the gateway drug to harder stuff, Robotech (and to a lesser extent Voltron, Starblazers, and Battle of the Planets) proved to be future anime fans' gateway to the world of fansubs, fan conventions, and, for some, fan fiction such as Robotech: The Misfold or Objective: Reflex Point.