Is there a word for the (event / affect / situation) (where / when) a character uses a door that leads back into the same room that they are leaving?
This is better described in the post. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/26820/when-was-the-horror-film-technique-where-a-character-opens-a-door-to-the-same-ro
There are two links to names of this on TV tropes (Alien Geometries and Going in circle). I find that Alien Geometries is much to broad and could be used to describe many different situations (ie. Mario 64 - Infinite stairs) and I think that Going in circle implies that there is a journey before returning to the same spot.
An example of this event can be seen in the Star Trek: TNG episode "Where Silence Has Lease" when Work and Riker are on the bridge of the second Enterprise.
Sample sentence: "I don't realy have any options, I'm stuck in a [...]. Staying here or using the door doesn't matter at all. In both cases I've changed nothing." - Door and location are metaphors for a persons choice not impacting the enviorment they are in.
Using the example from Star Trek TNG: Worf and Riker were stuck in a [...]. Even if worf went through the door he would still be on the same bridge as Riker who had never moved.