Reporter: Thanks for having me.
Reporter: Why did you lock the door after you closed it?
Stroock: No reason. That's a special Matt Lauer lock I had installed. Have a seat.
Reporter: What is the purpose of 2543?
Stroock: The purpose of 2543 is to write a knockoff of The Expanse but better. Also we just like having something to think about.
Reporter: Don't you think that's intellectual theft?
Stroock: No, it's just derivative. And as Lemmy Kilmister once said, it's all derivative.
Reporter: Why The Expanse?
Stroock: Becuase it is the best sci fi show ever made.
Reporter: Have you read the books by James S A Corey?
Reporter: Why not?
Stroock: I don't read.
Reporter: What do you think you can do better than the producers of The Expanse?
Stroock: Not much, really. One thing that bugs me, the Martians don't have accents.
Reporter: Which was one of the complaints with Game of Thrones.
Stroock: Limey bastards and their stupid accents.
Reporter: Why are you hung up on the Brits?
Stroock: I just am.
Reporter: What else do you want to do with 2543?
Stroock; The main purpose is to write a novel in which we posit about the future. Informed speculation. Predictions. What do we think will happen in the next 400 years.
Reporter: What do you think the future will be like?
Stroock: About like now. Just in space.
Reporter: Well I think that about covers it. Unlock the door please. Why are you laughing?