The thing about transferring AIs is not so much a "common conceit" as it is a common error, and in that respect it's simply annoying. Either the writers don't understand the technology or they're betting that their audience doesn't understand it or doesn't care.
There wasn't enough here to justify tuning in to the next episode - plodding, illogical, prosaic and disjointed are a few adjectives that come to mind. It also has the classic symptoms of prequelitis - too much of the dramatic value as well as the in-jokes are based on an existing affection for the work it's derived from. Absent the significance of the Cylons in BSG, for example, the metal contraption in which the girl finds herself trapped at the end is merely comic and pathetic.