Okay, I thought that you were wondering who was the actor and why would Issac choose that form. It's just to me I am taking it more like an easter egg and nothing in-universe wise and also not over thinking it as well. They did the same thing Ypilit (sp?) so it seems to be just a little easter egg/joke that doesn't really affect the script. Also, Seth MacFarlane had that one Family Guy joke about Muppets having the wrong voices which probably be another thing if they went with a different actor.
Overall, I am liking the Orville and I haven't really found an episode that I absolutely hate (I am a person who thought that Season 1 of Iron Fist wasn't that bad) but most of the Orville is so far charming but sometimes some episodes really does lack a strong script and/or are misplaced in the season (like the episode where Bortus give this ship a virus through his pron addiction). Sometimes it really does have strong episodes (like Home, that was a really good character episode that explored a character that at the end made a choice that didn't feel like it came out of nowhere). For me, it's just about how close to TNG can this show get. But most of the time, I have seen shows where the writing is between outright terrible to really amazing. Overall, the strength of this show is its character development and when it focuses on that it can have some really great episodes but other than that I feel like there is something holding back the show.
Liked the early seasons but once they left New Caprica the show soured on me. Probably has a lot to do with the writing, the bleakness, the consent idea that all of the cast of characters just do terrible things to each other, creative decisions that were just their for shock value (like killing off Starbuck and then bringing her back), and also the fact that they had no idea what to do with pretty much all of the characters as well (For example, I remember Moore talking about how the writers in the writing room and him, really had no idea what to do with Apollo. That was why Lee went from a skinny singled fighter pilot, to a fat married officer, to back to a skinny pilot, to a widower lawyer, back to sort of a combo of a fighter pilot/lawyer, and finally, a self proclaim Luddite by the end of the series).
I didn't notice it until you pointed it out but yeah the word, "data" was used a lot. But I don't think they never pronounced it the British way ;) but the American way.
I always thought Norm MacDonald looks kind of weird and I always thought he sounded more like someone from the Midwest US than Canada as well but I thought that was just me.
The strongest part of the series is the character development and how they are interacting with each other.
I am also enjoying how things in previous episodes are affecting the plots in this season. It makes me feel like things actually may matter, down the line, but also that it's not a serialized to a point where if you missed an episode you are lost for the rest of the seasons. But overall, I would still call the show episodic but would bring back some old stuff from the previous episode as part of the continuity.