When an expatriot showbusiness personality goes insane due to an inablility to cope with the strong and unique American culture they are thrust into via fame. Precursors are, freakishly odd quotes in interviews and outlandish behaviour in public.
Examples are William Shatner, Bono, Corey Haim, Mel Gibson, Margo Kidder, and Howie Mandel.
Coco "Did you watch the Two Coreys last night?"
Terrance "No, I hate shows about washed up celebrities. Why?"
Coco "Because Corey Haim totally Shatnered"
When a situation completely changes tone from reverent to mildly absurd.
Example: When the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony went from the moving extinguishing of the Olympic flame to the tune of Neil Young's "Long May You Run" to William Shatner discussing the hazards of having sex in a canoe.
"Did you see the closing ceremony? It was great, but then it totally got Shatnered."
verb- To shatner. To bring about epic levels of pure eclectic awesomeness.
My weekend just got shatnered
When a person who was previously attractive and in shape or not so attractive or in such great shape changes in appearance and looks bloated and washed up.
I was watching Boston Legal the other day. Man, have you seen James Spader recently? He's really Shatnered.
When you are so tired that you become convinced that William Shatner is a comic genius and start exhibiting Shatner behaviour known as "Shatner Moments"
"Manio, I'm a Shatnered Little Red Panda! I want to release a snuff horror film starring death row convicts with a soundtrack performed by sedated and lobotomised paedophile priests
New slang for "disrespect" (common current slang is "dis").
I saw William Shatner at a comedy club in Chicago and asked for his autograph. He rudely refused more than once--I was "Shatnered". (this is the origin)
Leonard told Scotty his breath smelled like a rotten hemmoroid. He really "Shatnered him!
shit yourself while farting
dude just shatnered! damn he needs to change his boxers!