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  • adj. Of or pertaining to William Shatner (born 1931), Canadian actor and writer.

Etymologies

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Shatner +‎ -ian

Examples

  • (Off topic: is it just me, or does our new President have a distinctly Shatnerian cadence in his verbal style?) I sincerely hope that the new film salutes Gene Roddenberry with all its fingers, and gives us old Trekkers and millions of new viewers a view of the future that decries rather than glorifies imperialistic violence, i.e. a “change we can be proud of”.

    Star Trek--Religion and Politics as Sci-fi

  • Rick Warren is a bad actor of Shatnerian proportions.

    The sun rises on the Obama presidency... in Washington... here, from my outpost in Madison, Wisconsin, I'm live-blogging.

  • Who knew that The Super Wizard spoke with a semi-Shatnerian cadence?

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  • Stolen from Shatnerian :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

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  • And the computer "technology" they kept discussing was hysterical, because really it was Star Trek-style gobbledegook … But this was the X-Files, a grittily real show, so it was a melange of made-up nouns and stolen computer terms used completely wrong, delivered by David Duchovny – the living avatar of Shatnerian acting – in dead-serious monotones.

    Worst. Episode. Ever.

  • Phil is truly one of the greatest players to ever sit at a table, and he can absolutely beat anyone in the world, but his Shatnerian ego makes it very hard to enjoy watching him play.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: May 2005 Archives

  • Love I Hear; Dan Chameroy unnecessarily adding pratfalls into every entrance and exit of his Shatnerian Miles Gloriosus; or Sutcliffe's Hysterium doing yoga in a toga during

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  • The timing of spoken phrases is another problem, as the actors 'attempts to sync mouth movements result in odd, Shatnerian pauses like "It's like ... being held ... by my mother."

    Anime News Network

  • Hopes initially sour when the suddenly soulless Giamatti hams his way through Chekhov with Shatnerian horndog swagger, but Barthes tosses aside such ripe comedic conceits in favor of a dull, plodding thriller about Russian gangsters.

    www.philadelphiaweekly.com Philadelphia Weekly

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