18 January 2013 9:44 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

There are few things in this world that I care more about than "Star Wars" and the work of Joss Whedon. So when Whedon recently admitted he briefly hoped to direct the next "Star Wars" installment, I couldn’t help but take notice.

I was anxious about contemplating the union of my two greatest pop culture passions — I thought it might make my brain explode. But I did, and it didn’t.

These were my reflections on the matter, transcribed for your reading pleasure:

If Joss Whedon directed "Star Wars," he would figure out how to please the old fans while attracting and engaging new ones. He’d cast actors that can actually act (and probably throw in a few Whedonverse vets for good measure). He’d whip up a tasty blend of action, drama, romance and humor. He’d make sure that the dialogue was »

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