Re: '300 years ago' , in this film's context, was the 1950s!
Locutus of Bored wrote:
Hell, if you really wanted to stretch it, you could call the events of the Augments and Klingon arc in Enterprise S4 the last gasp of the Eugenics Wars, which could explain Admiral Bennett in DS9 thinking they extended into the 22nd century.
That's certainly a very good way of looking at it. Personally I think they messed up the timelines a couple of times and it changed how things occured, which is why we get conflicting statements at different points in the franchise.
Of course, in reality it's probably because the writers didn't have a clue how the timeline was supposed to unfold.
And that's my opinion.